EPS for The Southern Company (SO) Expected At $0.82

April 26, 2018 - By Peter Erickson

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.10, from 1 in 2017Q3. It increased, 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.
Nikko Asset Mngmt Americas stated it has 0% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Piedmont Investment Advsrs Ltd has 0.21% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 214,289 shares. Beaumont Fin Prns Limited owns 0.03% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 5,501 shares. Advantage owns 89,512 shares. 133,529 were accumulated by Uss Invest Management Limited. Oregon-based Becker Cap Mngmt Inc has invested 0.01% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Thrivent Financial For Lutherans holds 63,882 shares or 0.01% of its portfolio. Tiverton Asset Management Ltd Company has 7,686 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Us Savings Bank De reported 335,798 shares. Pzena Inv Management Limited Liability accumulated 9,701 shares. Moors & Cabot reported 0.34% stake. 32,020 are owned by Zwj Invest Counsel. Capital Rech Global Investors has invested 0.27% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Thompson Davis & Incorporated holds 2,791 shares or 0.32% of its portfolio. Confluence Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability holds 1.8% or 2.05M 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 1.40 million 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. Morgan Stanley maintained the shares of SO in report on Thursday, March 8 with “Underweight” rating. Credit Suisse maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Tuesday, February 27 with “Underperform” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Monday, February 5. The stock has “Buy” rating by Guggenheim on Tuesday, January 2. On Monday, April 16 the stock rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight”. As per Monday, February 12, the company rating was maintained by SunTrust. The stock has “Underweight” rating by Morgan Stanley on Tuesday, February 13. SunTrust maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Monday, March 5 with “Hold” rating. The rating was downgraded by Mizuho on Tuesday, January 23 to “Neutral”. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, January 3.

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.

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) Institutional Positions Chart

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