Southern Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on January 31, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.49 per share is scheduled to be paid on
March 06, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SO stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 4th quarter that SO has paid the same dividend.
The previous trading day's last sale of SO was $44.35,
representing a -8.73% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.59 and
a 6.23% increase over the 52 week low of $41.75.
SO is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes
companies such as Dominion Resources, Inc. (
) and NextEra Energy, Inc. (
). SO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.54. Zacks Investment Research reports SO's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 1.85%, compared to an
industry average of 2.5%.
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 (
- iShares S&P Global Utilities Sector Index Fund (
- Ml Utilities Hldr1240 (UTHYL).
The top-performing ETF of this group is JXI with an increase of
1.19% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting
of SO at 8.61%.