Southern (SO) Earning Somewhat Favorable News Coverage, Report Shows

Friday, 13 Apr, 2018

Seven analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The institutional investor held 3,107 shares of the biological products (no diagnostic substances) company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $540,000, up from 777 at the end of the previous reported quarter.

His comments buoyed global markets, which have been under pressure as China and the United States threatened each other with billions of dollars in tariffs. The stock price is settled at $44.47 after trading hours. About 3,875 shares traded. Vident Investment Advisory LLC now owns 15,925 shares of the utilities provider's stock valued at $766,000 after buying an additional 5,239 shares in the last quarter. Cornerstone Capital Management Holdings Llc who had been investing in Southern Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $44.70B market cap company.

XL Group Ltd (XL) stock price rose 0.25% with the closing value of $55.39 during Tuesday trading session. About 577,689 shares traded. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has declined 11.47% since April 11, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.02% the S&P500.

Analysts await The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) to report earnings on May, 2. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.24 earnings per share. equities research analysts expect that Southern will post 2.9 EPS for the current year.

Country Club Na holds 0.05% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 7,631 shares. Mizuho restated a "buy" rating and issued a $52.00 price target on shares of Southern in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. Therefore 25% are positive. Southern Co had 31 analyst reports since October 17, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by SunTrust on Monday, March 5 with "Hold". JP Morgan initiated the stock with "Overweight" rating in Thursday, June 23 report. Goldman Sachs restated a "sell" rating on shares of Southern in a report on Wednesday, January 10th. The rating was upgraded by RBC Capital Markets to "Outperform" on Friday, September 29. SunTrust maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Monday, January 22 with "Hold" rating. The stock has "Hold" rating by SunTrust on Monday, April 9. SunTrust has "Hold" rating and $53.0 target. Finally, Deutsche Bank dropped their price objective on Southern from $50.00 to $49.00 and set a buy rating for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 22nd.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in Q4 2017.

SO traded down $0.39 on Monday, hitting $44.38. Argent Tru invested in 14,340 shares. Nationwide Fund Advisors raised its position in Southern by 1.1% in the third quarter. 548.17 million shares or 4.36% more from 525.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. 8,589 are owned by Weaver C Barksdale & Assoc. St Germain D J holds 97,509 shares or 2.03% of its portfolio.

Southern Company is America's premier energy company.

Municipal Employees Retirement System of MI trimmed its stake in shares of Southern (NYSE:SO) by 43.8% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. Taking a wider observation, the current separation from the one year high is -16.89%, and the distance from the one year low is presently 4.93%. Southern Company (The)'s payout ratio is now 83.27%. Magellan Asset Mngmt accumulated 0.06% or 385,979 shares. 1,347 are owned by Baystate Wealth Mngmt Limited. First Heartland Consultants Incorporated invested 0.08% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Johnson Inv Counsel, Ohio-based fund reported 22,036 shares. Trading volume for Southern Company was 4.56 Million in its previous trading session. Advisory Serv Network Lc owns 77,402 shares or 0.32% of their United States portfolio. Essex Services has 46,154 shares for 0.53% of their portfolio. (NYSEAMERICAN:GSAT). Evergreen Capital Management Ltd Llc owns 1.72 million shares. Beck Mack & Oliver Limited Liability Corporation has 0.02% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO).

Since October 20, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $4.03 million activity. Daiss Ann P had sold 5,000 shares worth $261,400 on Friday, October 20. The Southern Company disclosed in a document filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) that Comptroller Daiss Ann P has sold 5,080 shares of The Southern Company (SO) in trading session dated November 03, 2017.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.23 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.07, from 1.3 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 73 investors sold AMGN shares while 458 reduced holdings. 44 funds opened positions while 64 raised stakes. (NASDAQ:RXDX). Legal General Public Ltd invested 0% in Ignyta, Inc. (NYSEAMERICAN:GSAT). D E Shaw & reported 0.02% in Globalstar, Inc. Virginia Retirement Et Al has invested 0.01% in LendingTree, Inc. The insider now directly owns 5,743 shares worth $254,415. (NYSEAMERICAN:GSAT). Jpmorgan Chase & Com has invested 0% in Globalstar, Inc. Brick Kyle has 38,669 shares. Advisors Asset Mgmt reported 88 shares stake. 92,539 were reported by Glenmede Trust Na. Anchor Advisors stated it has 4,750 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. 551.71 million shares or 0.60% less from 555.05 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Chatham Group, a Georgia-based fund reported 14,732 shares. 6,865 were reported by Advisory Serv Network Limited. G2 Investment Ptnrs Management Ltd Liability has invested 7.89% of its portfolio in LendingTree, Inc. -China trade tension eased after Chinese President Xi Jinping promised to cut import tariffs. The Buckingham Asset Management Llc holds 25,347 shares with $1.22M value, up from 8,220 last quarter. TREE's profit will be $9.18M for 107.40 P/E if the $0.75 EPS becomes a reality.

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