Southern Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 01, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.5075 per share is scheduled to be paid on
September 06, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SO stock prior to
the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment.
This represents an 3.57% increase over the same period a year ago.
At the current stock price of $45.42, the dividend yield is
The previous trading day's last sale of SO was $45.42,
representing a -6.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.74 and
a 8.79% increase over the 52 week low of $41.75.
SO is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. (
) and Dominion Resources, Inc. (
). SO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.35. Zacks Investment Research reports SO's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.48%, compared to an
industry average of 5.7%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
dates, visit the
Interested in gaining exposure to SO through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SO as a top-10 holding:
- Select Sector SPDR Fund - Utilities (
- Vanguard Utilities ETF (
- iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities Index Fund (
- First Trust North American Energy Infrastructure Fund (
- iShares Global Utilities ETF (
The top-performing ETF of this group is IDU with an increase of
5.35% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting
of SO at 8%.