SO Southern Company

  • STOCK
  • SO
  • Price as of: Dec 19, 10:24 PM EST
  • $49.02
  • +$0.02
  • +0.0%
  • Industry
  • Electric utilities
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SO Stock Dividend Data

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  • Dividend Yield
    4.28% Utilities Average 4.06%
  • Annual Payout
    $2.10 Paid Quarterly
  • Payout Ratio
    75.0% EPS $2.80
  • Dividend Growth
    12 yrs Since 2002
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DARS Rating™ Breakdown

Dividend.com DARS Rating™ Breakdown for SO

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Relative Strength Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Stock is slightly underperforming.
Overall Yield Attractiveness Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Stock's dividend yield is attractive.
Dividend Reliability Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking This rating is related to the length and consistency of a company's dividend payouts, as well as our opinion on how likely the company is to continue payouts in the future.
Dividend Uptrend Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Dividend payouts are consistent, but increases small.
Earnings Growth Sign Up For Ticker Ranking Sign Up For Sector Ranking Earnings estimates are uptrending.
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Growth History

SO Dividend Growth History

Annualized Growth
1994-2012
Annualized Growth
1994-2004
Annualized Growth
2004-2008
Annualized Growth
2008-2012
Annualized Growth
Last 5 Yrs
Annualized Growth
Last 3 Yrs
Annual
Growth
2012
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for SO 3.7% 3.6% 12 years
Reveal More Dividend Growth History for SO
Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

SO Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
$2.0125 2013 3.6%
$1.9425 2012 3.7%
Historical Dividend Data

SO Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.5250 2014-10-20 2014-10-30 2014-11-03 2014-12-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5250 2014-07-21 2014-07-31 2014-08-04 2014-09-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5250 2014-04-21 2014-05-01 2014-05-05 2014-06-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5075 2014-01-17 2014-01-30 2014-02-03 2014-03-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5075 2013-10-21 2013-10-31 2013-11-04 2013-12-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5075 2013-07-15 2013-08-01 2013-08-05 2013-09-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.5075 2013-04-15 2013-05-02 2013-05-06 2013-06-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2013-01-18 2013-01-31 2013-02-04 2013-03-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2012-10-15 2012-11-01 2012-11-05 2012-12-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2012-07-16 2012-08-02 2012-08-06 2012-09-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2012-04-16 2012-05-03 2012-05-07 2012-06-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4725 2012-01-13 2012-02-02 2012-02-06 2012-03-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4725 2011-10-17 2011-11-03 2011-11-07 2011-12-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4725 2011-07-18 2011-07-28 2011-08-01 2011-09-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4725 2011-04-18 2011-04-28 2011-05-02 2011-06-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4550 2011-01-13 2011-02-03 2011-02-07 2011-03-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4550 2010-10-18 2010-10-28 2010-11-01 2010-12-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4550 2010-07-19 2010-07-29 2010-08-02 2010-09-04 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4550 2010-04-19 2010-04-29 2010-05-03 2010-06-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4375 2010-01-15 2010-01-28 2010-02-01 2010-03-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4375 2009-10-19 2009-10-29 2009-11-02 2009-12-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4375 2009-07-20 2009-07-30 2009-08-03 2009-09-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4375 2009-04-20 2009-04-30 2009-05-04 2009-06-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2009-01-16 2009-01-29 2009-02-02 2009-03-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2008-10-20 2008-10-30 2008-11-03 2008-12-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2008-07-21 2008-07-31 2008-08-04 2008-09-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2008-04-21 2008-05-01 2008-05-05 2008-06-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4025 2008-01-18 2008-01-31 2008-02-04 2008-03-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4025 2007-10-15 2007-11-01 2007-11-05 2007-12-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4025 2007-07-16 2007-08-02 2007-08-06 2007-09-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.4025 2007-04-16 2007-05-03 2007-05-07 2007-06-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3875 2007-01-12 2007-02-01 2007-02-05 2007-03-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3875 2006-10-16 2006-11-02 2006-11-06 2006-12-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3875 2006-07-17 2006-08-03 2006-08-07 2006-09-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3875 2006-04-17 2006-04-27 2006-05-01 2006-06-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3725 2006-01-13 2006-02-02 2006-02-06 2006-03-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3725 2005-10-17 2005-11-03 2005-11-07 2005-12-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3725 2005-07-18 2005-07-28 2005-08-01 2005-09-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3725 2005-04-18 2005-04-28 2005-05-02 2005-06-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3575 2005-01-13 2005-02-03 2005-02-07 2005-03-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3575 2004-10-18 2004-10-28 2004-11-01 2004-12-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3575 2004-07-19 2004-07-29 2004-08-02 2004-09-04 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2004-04-19 2004-04-29 2004-05-03 2004-06-05 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2004-01-15 2004-01-29 2004-02-02 2004-03-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2003-10-20 2003-10-30 2003-11-03 2003-12-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2003-07-21 2003-07-31 2003-08-04 2003-09-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3425 2003-04-14 2003-05-01 2003-05-05 2003-06-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3425 2003-01-16 2003-01-30 2003-02-03 2003-03-06 Yes Regular Quarter
$0.3425 2002-10-21 2002-10-31 2002-11-04 2002-12-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3425 2002-07-15 2002-08-01 2002-08-05 2002-09-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 2002-04-15 2002-05-02 2002-05-06 2002-06-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 2002-01-22 2002-01-31 2002-02-04 2002-03-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 2001-10-15 2001-11-01 2001-11-05 2001-12-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 2001-07-16 2001-08-02 2001-08-06 2001-09-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 2001-04-16 2001-05-03 2001-05-07 2001-06-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 2001-01-17 2001-02-01 2001-02-05 2001-03-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 2000-10-16 2000-11-02 2000-11-06 2000-12-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 2000-07-17 2000-08-03 2000-08-07 2000-09-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 2000-04-27 2000-05-01 2000-06-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 2000-01-14 2000-02-03 2000-02-07 2000-03-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 1999-10-18 1999-10-28 1999-11-01 1999-12-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 1999-07-19 1999-07-29 1999-08-02 1999-09-04 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 1999-04-19 1999-04-29 1999-05-03 1999-06-05 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 1999-01-19 1999-01-28 1999-02-01 1999-03-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 1998-10-19 1998-10-29 1998-11-02 1998-12-05 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 1998-07-20 1998-07-30 1998-08-03 1998-09-05 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 1998-04-20 1998-04-30 1998-05-04 1998-06-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3350 1998-01-20 1998-01-29 1998-02-02 1998-03-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3250 1997-10-20 1997-10-30 1997-11-03 1997-12-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3250 1997-07-21 1997-07-31 1997-08-04 1997-09-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3250 1997-04-21 1997-05-01 1997-05-05 1997-06-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3250 1997-01-20 1997-01-30 1997-02-03 1997-03-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3150 1996-10-21 1996-10-31 1996-11-04 1996-12-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3150 1996-07-19 1996-08-01 1996-08-05 1996-09-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3150 1996-04-15 1996-05-02 1996-05-06 1996-06-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3150 1996-01-15 1996-02-01 1996-02-05 1996-03-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3050 1995-10-16 1995-11-02 1995-11-06 1995-12-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3050 1995-07-17 1995-08-03 1995-08-07 1995-09-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3050 1995-04-17 1995-04-25 1995-05-01 1995-06-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.3050 1995-01-16 1995-01-31 1995-02-06 1995-03-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2950 1994-10-17 1994-11-01 1994-11-07 1994-12-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2950 1994-07-18 1994-07-26 1994-08-01 1994-09-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2950 1994-04-18 1994-04-26 1994-05-02 1994-06-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.5900 1994-01-18 1994-02-01 1994-02-07 1994-03-05 Unknown Regular Quarter
2-for-1 1994-01-17 1994-03-01 1994-02-07 1994-02-28 NM Stock Split NM
$0.2850 1993-10-18 1993-10-26 1993-11-01 1993-12-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2850 1993-07-19 1993-07-27 1993-08-02 1993-09-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2850 1993-04-19 1993-04-27 1993-05-03 1993-06-05 Unknown Regular Quarter
$0.2850 1993-01-18 1993-01-26 1993-02-01 1993-03-06 Unknown Regular Quarter
Company Profile

SO Company Profile

Exchange: NYSE
Sector: Utilities
Industry: Electric Utilities

The Southern Company (SO) is a holding company that owns Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, Gulf Power Company, and Mississippi Power Company, each of which operates as a public utility company. SO is the 16th largest utility company in the world, and the fourth largest in the United States. It operates and owns more than 42,000 megawatts of generation capacity and serves 4.3 million customers in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. The company was founded in 1945 and is based out of Atlanta, GA. Southern Company is subject to substantial regulation from federal, state and local regulatory agencies, and its costs of compliance with environmental laws are significant. Southern Company has never had a dividend cut, and it has been steadily increasing its dividend since 2002. It has been paying dividends since 1972. Southern Company pays its dividend quarterly.

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