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Southern Company (SO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 17, 2017

Southern Company ( SO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on August 17, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.58 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 06, 2017. Shareholders who purchased SO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.57% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $48.96, the dividend yield is 4.74%.

The previous trading day's last sale of SO was $48.96, representing a -8.88% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.73 and a 5.97% increase over the 52 week low of $46.20.

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 $.67. Zacks Investment Research reports SO's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 2.03%, compared to an industry average of 4.6%.

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:

  • SPDR Select Sector Fund - Utilities ( XLU )
  • iShares U.S. Utilities ETF ( IDU )
  • Vanguard Utilities ETF - DNQ ( VPU )
  • iShares Global Utilities ETF ( JXI )
  • Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF ( RYU ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is JXI with an increase of 7.11% over the last 100 days. XLU has the highest percent weighting of SO at 7.22%.

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


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

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