Southern Company (SO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 15, 2019

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Southern Company ( SO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 15, 2019. A cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 06, 2019. Shareholders who purchased SO 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 $49.22, representing a -0.81% decrease from the 52 week high of $49.62 and a 16.14% increase over the 52 week low of $42.38.

SO is a part of the Public Utilities sector, which includes companies such as NextEra Energy, Inc. ( NEE ) and Dominion Energy, Inc. ( D ). SO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.41. Zacks Investment Research reports SO's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as .83%, compared to an industry average of 8.2%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the SO Dividend History page. Our Dividend Calendar has the full list of stocks that have an ex-dividend today.

Interested in gaining exposure to SO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SO as a top-10 holding:

  • iShares U.S. Utilities ETF ( IDU )
  • Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETF ( FUTY )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF ( VPU )
  • iShares Global Utilities ETF ( JXI )
  • Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is RYU with an increase of 5.02% over the last 100 days. IDU has the highest percent weighting of SO at 6.04%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines
Referenced Symbols: SO , NEE , D , IDU , FUTY , VPU , JXI , RYU

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