Analysts See $0.82 EPS for The Southern Company (SO)

April 26, 2018 - By Vivian Park

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 56 investors sold The Southern Company shares while 329 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 548.17 million shares or 4.36% more from 525.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
St Johns Invest Mngmt Com Ltd Llc reported 14,872 shares. Prentiss Smith And Company invested in 1,100 shares. Marathon Trading Inv Management accumulated 16,600 shares. Boston Research And owns 4,750 shares or 0.11% of their US portfolio. Eagle Asset Management Incorporated has invested 0.02% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Lathrop Inv invested in 0.06% or 4,800 shares. Leavell Investment Mngmt reported 1.01% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Barry Inv Advsrs Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.12% or 6,679 shares in its portfolio. The Montana-based Davidson Inv has invested 0.91% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Baxter Bros has invested 0.06% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Old Point And Fincl N A, a Virginia-based fund reported 71,956 shares. Advisors Asset Mgmt reported 0.46% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Manchester Mgmt Llc stated it has 3,356 shares or 0.02% of all its holdings. Rothschild Il reported 24,503 shares. Commercial Bank Of Montreal Can reported 1.98 million shares.

Analysts expect The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) to report $0.82 EPS on May, 2.They anticipate $0.16 EPS change or 24.24 % from last quarter’s $0.66 EPS. SO’s profit would be $830.29 million giving it 14.05 P/E if the $0.82 EPS is correct. After having $0.51 EPS previously, The Southern Company’s analysts see 60.78 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.12% or $0.0566 during the last trading session, reaching $46.0866. About 1.40M shares traded. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has declined 11.47% since April 26, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.02% the S&P500.

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) Ratings Coverage

Among 10 analysts covering Southern Co (NYSE:SO), 3 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 30% are positive. Southern Co had 30 analyst reports since October 30, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. SunTrust maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Monday, April 9 with “Hold” rating. Mizuho maintained it with “Buy” rating and $52.0 target in Tuesday, December 26 report. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, March 26 by SunTrust. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Monday, February 12 by SunTrust. On Monday, April 16 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold”. The firm has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim given on Tuesday, January 2. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Monday, April 23 report. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has “Hold” rating given on Wednesday, December 6 by SunTrust. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, November 13 with “Underweight”. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Thursday, March 8 with “Underweight”.

The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. The company has market cap of $46.67 billion. The firm also constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy projects; sells electricity in the wholesale market; and distributes natural gas in seven states, as well as provides gas marketing services, wholesale gas services, and gas midstream operations. It has a 54.87 P/E ratio. It owns/operates 33 hydroelectric generating stations, 29 fossil fuel generating stations, 3 nuclear generating stations, 14 combined cycle/cogeneration stations, 33 solar facilities, 9 wind facilities, 1 biomass facility, and 1 landfill gas facility.

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