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Southern Company (SO) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for February 16, 2017

Southern Company ( SO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 16, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.56 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 06, 2017. 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 $48.59, representing a -11.07% decrease from the 52 week high of $54.64 and a 5.17% 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 Resources, Inc. ( D ). SO's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $2.69. Zacks Investment Research reports SO's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as .05%, compared to an industry average of -3.1%.

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 SSGA US Large Cap Low Volatility Index ETF ( LGLV )
  • iShares Edge MSCI Min Vol Global ETF ( ACWV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is LGLV with an increase of 5.46% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SO at 1.4%.

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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