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Southern Company

  • STOCK
  • SO
  • PRICE AS OF: Sep 20, 04:00 PM EDT
  • $43.29 -$0.41 -0.9%
  • INDUSTRY
  • Electric utilities
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SO
Stock Dividend Data

DIVIDEND
YIELD
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5.54%
Utilities Average 2.53%

ANNUALIZED
PAYOUT
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$2.40
Paid Quarterly

PAYOUT
RATIO
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80.8%
EPS $2.97

DIVIDEND
GROWTH
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16 yrs
Since 2002

DARS™
RATING
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SO
Daily Snapshot

PRICE

$43.29

QUOTE TIME

Sep 20, 04:00 PM

TODAY'S VOLUME

10,291,002

OPEN PRICE

$43.65

DAY'S RANGE

$43.10 - $43.68

PREVIOUS CLOSE

$43.70

52 WEEK LOW / HIGH

$42.38 - $53.51

PERCENT OFF 52 WEEK HIGH

-19.10%

SO
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SO
Stock Price Recovery History

Ex-Dividend Date Payout Amount Days Taken For Stock Price to Recover
2018-08-17 $0.6000
2018-05-18 $0.6000
2018-02-16 $0.5800
2017-11-17 $0.5800
2017-08-17 $0.5800
2017-05-11 $0.5800
2017-02-16 $0.5600
2016-11-17 $0.5600
2016-08-11 $0.5600
2016-05-12 $0.5600

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SO
Dividend.com DARS Rating™ Breakdown for SO

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Metric SO Rank Utilities Avg. Ranking Notes
Relative Strength Percent off 52-week high is slightly below Benchmark/Peers/Broader Market/Analyst Expectations.
Overall Yield Attractiveness Yield is unsustainably high. Stock has the possibility of being a dividend trap.
Dividend Reliability Payout ratio is considerably higher than benchmark/peers/broader market/analyst expectations.
Dividend Uptrend P/E ratio is at par or slightly below the average of benchmark/peers/broader market/analyst expectation.
Earnings Growth Expected earnings growth is modest and is more representative of a top dividend stock.
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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
2017
Consecutive
Years of
Increases
3.4% 3.5% 16 years
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SO
Historical Annual Dividend Data & Growth

Payout Amount Calendar Year Annual Growth
2017
2016
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SO
Dividend History

Payout Amount Declared Date Ex-Dividend Date Record Date Pay Date ▼ Qualified Dividend? Payout Type Frequency
$0.6000 2018-07-16 2018-08-17 2018-08-20 2018-09-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.6000 2018-04-16 2018-05-18 2018-05-21 2018-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5800 2018-01-19 2018-02-16 2018-02-20 2018-03-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5800 2017-10-16 2017-11-17 2017-11-20 2017-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5800 2017-07-17 2017-08-17 2017-08-21 2017-09-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5800 2017-04-17 2017-05-11 2017-05-15 2017-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5600 2017-01-13 2017-02-16 2017-02-21 2017-03-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5600 2016-10-17 2016-11-17 2016-11-21 2016-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5600 2016-07-18 2016-08-11 2016-08-15 2016-09-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5600 2016-04-18 2016-05-12 2016-05-16 2016-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5425 2016-01-14 2016-02-11 2016-02-16 2016-03-07 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5425 2015-10-19 2015-11-12 2015-11-16 2015-12-04 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5425 2015-07-20 2015-08-13 2015-08-17 2015-09-05 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5425 2015-04-20 2015-05-14 2015-05-18 2015-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5250 2015-01-16 2015-02-12 2015-02-17 2015-03-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5250 2014-10-20 2014-10-30 2014-11-03 2014-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5250 2014-07-21 2014-07-31 2014-08-04 2014-09-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5250 2014-04-21 2014-05-01 2014-05-05 2014-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5075 2014-01-17 2014-01-30 2014-02-03 2014-03-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5075 2013-10-21 2013-10-31 2013-11-04 2013-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5075 2013-07-15 2013-08-01 2013-08-05 2013-09-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.5075 2013-04-15 2013-05-02 2013-05-06 2013-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2013-01-18 2013-01-31 2013-02-04 2013-03-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2012-10-15 2012-11-01 2012-11-05 2012-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2012-07-16 2012-08-02 2012-08-06 2012-09-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4900 2012-04-16 2012-05-03 2012-05-07 2012-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4725 2012-01-13 2012-02-02 2012-02-06 2012-03-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4725 2011-10-17 2011-11-03 2011-11-07 2011-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4725 2011-07-18 2011-07-28 2011-08-01 2011-09-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4725 2011-04-18 2011-04-28 2011-05-02 2011-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4550 2011-01-13 2011-02-03 2011-02-07 2011-03-05 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4550 2010-10-18 2010-10-28 2010-11-01 2010-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4550 2010-07-19 2010-07-29 2010-08-02 2010-09-04 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4550 2010-04-19 2010-04-29 2010-05-03 2010-06-05 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4375 2010-01-15 2010-01-28 2010-02-01 2010-03-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4375 2009-10-19 2009-10-29 2009-11-02 2009-12-05 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4375 2009-07-20 2009-07-30 2009-08-03 2009-09-05 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4375 2009-04-20 2009-04-30 2009-05-04 2009-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2009-01-16 2009-01-29 2009-02-02 2009-03-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2008-10-20 2008-10-30 2008-11-03 2008-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2008-07-21 2008-07-31 2008-08-04 2008-09-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4200 2008-04-21 2008-05-01 2008-05-05 2008-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4025 2008-01-18 2008-01-31 2008-02-04 2008-03-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4025 2007-10-15 2007-11-01 2007-11-05 2007-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4025 2007-07-16 2007-08-02 2007-08-06 2007-09-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.4025 2007-04-16 2007-05-03 2007-05-07 2007-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3875 2007-01-12 2007-02-01 2007-02-05 2007-03-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3875 2006-10-16 2006-11-02 2006-11-06 2006-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3875 2006-07-17 2006-08-03 2006-08-07 2006-09-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3875 2006-04-17 2006-04-27 2006-05-01 2006-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3725 2006-01-13 2006-02-02 2006-02-06 2006-03-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3725 2005-10-17 2005-11-03 2005-11-07 2005-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3725 2005-07-18 2005-07-28 2005-08-01 2005-09-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3725 2005-04-18 2005-04-28 2005-05-02 2005-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3575 2005-01-13 2005-02-03 2005-02-07 2005-03-05 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3575 2004-10-18 2004-10-28 2004-11-01 2004-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3575 2004-07-19 2004-07-29 2004-08-02 2004-09-04 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2004-04-19 2004-04-29 2004-05-03 2004-06-05 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2004-01-15 2004-01-29 2004-02-02 2004-03-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2003-10-20 2003-10-30 2003-11-03 2003-12-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3500 2003-07-21 2003-07-31 2003-08-04 2003-09-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3425 2003-04-14 2003-05-01 2003-05-05 2003-06-06 Qualified Regular Quarter
$0.3425 2003-01-16 2003-01-30 2003-02-03 2003-03-06 Qualified 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

SO
Investor Resources

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Company Website For more information, visit the company website.
Investor Relations Here you can find contact information on how to get in touch with the company.
Wiki Page Visit the company page on Wikipedia.
SEC Filings Get access to filings such as 8-K, 10-K, 13-D, Proxy Statements and more.

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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