Southern Company (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on October 31, 2013. A cash
dividend payment of $0.5075 per share is scheduled to be paid on
December 06, 2013. Shareholders who purchased SO stock prior to the
ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This
marks the 3rd quarter that SO has paid the same dividend. At the
current stock price of $42.39, the dividend yield is 4.79%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SO was $42.39,
representing a -13.03% decrease from the 52 week high of $48.74 and
a 5.03% increase over the 52 week low of $40.36.
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 $1.98. Zacks Investment Research reports SO's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 1.59%, compared to an
industry average of %.
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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 JXI with an increase of
4.84% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting
of SO at 7.77%.