Southern Company ( SO ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 18, 2018. A cash dividend payment of $0.6 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 06, 2018. Shareholders who purchased SO prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 3.45% increase over prior dividend payment. At the current stock price of $43.89, the dividend yield is 5.47%.
The previous trading day's last sale of SO was $43.89, representing a -17.98% decrease from the 52 week high of $53.51 and a 3.56% 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 $1.12. Zacks Investment Research reports SO's forecasted earnings growth in 2018 as -4.18%, compared to an industry average of 5.2%.
Interested in gaining exposure to SO through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have SO as a top-10 holding:
- First Trust Exchange-Traded Fund III First Trust Horizon Manag ( HUSV ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is HUSV with an decrease of -2.38% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of SO at 3500%.
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