Southern Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 02, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.5075 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 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 prior quarter. At the current stock price
of $48.23, the dividend yield is 4.21%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SO was $48.23,
representing a -1.05% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.74 and
a 15.52% 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 $2.35. Zacks Investment Research reports SO's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 2.61%, compared to an
industry average of 6.6%.
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 (
- Ml Utilities Hldr1240 (UTHYL).
The top-performing ETF of this group is IDU with an increase of
18.93% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent
weighting of SO at 8.27%.