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3 Reasons Southern Company's Stock Could Fall

Source: Nest.com

In Southern territory, Jackson, Mississippi, Nest estimates annual savings between $109 and $492. Taking the average across all Southern residential customers, that results in a $1.2 billion annual sales loss - 7% of Southern Company's overall 2013 sales.

The long view

The American economy won't tank tomorrow, the Clean Power Plan still has a long legislative way to go before being passed, and not every Southerner's going to let Google into their home overnight. But the threats to Southern Company's success are real, and they shouldn't be ignored. The world of utilities is increasingly erratic, and Southern Company would do well to prepare for the worst.

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