Stock Price of Southern Company (The) (SO) Increases 0.45%

Southern Company (The)s in-depth stock price analysis indicates that the stock price has rallied 4.07% in the past 12 Weeks but analyzing the 6 month chart of the stock, the price of the stock has managed to drop negative and it has dropped down to -3.92% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 2.38% . Relative price strength is a important factor used by wealth management firms while investing in stocks since the indicator compares the stock performance with the overall market. The relative price strength of Southern Company (The) has a negative value of -4.91 compared to overall market performance. Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) has climbed 0.45% in the past week and advanced 0.51% in the last 4 weeks. The stocks are negative as compared to the S&P 500 for the past week with a loss of 0.36%. Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) has underperformed the index by 1.29% in the last 4 weeks. Investors should watch out for further signals and trade with caution.

Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) : On Friday heightened volatility was witnessed in Southern Company (The) (NYSE:SO) which led to swings in the share price. The stock opened for trading at $48.81 and hit $49.16 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $49.05, with a gain of 0.39% or 0.19 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 3,502,558 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $54.64 and the company has a market cap of $48,069 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $46.2 .

Southern Co Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Oct 31, 2016. The company reported $1.28 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.10. Analyst had a consensus of $1.18. The company had revenue of $6264.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $6034.32 million. The companys revenue was up 16.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.17 EPS.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Southern Co was Initiated by Credit Suisse to Underperform on Jan 25, 2017. Southern Co was Initiated by Citigroup to Sell on Dec 15, 2016.

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Jan 10, 2017, William P Bowers (President & CEO, GPC) sold 70,680 shares at 48.88 per share price.On Aug 3, 2016, Christopher C Womack (EVP & Pres. External Affairs) sold 46,008 shares at 53.40 per share price.On Aug 2, 2016, Stan W Connally (President & CEO, Gulf Power Co) sold 14,392 shares at 53.75 per share price.

Southern Energy acquires, develops, builds, owns and operates power production and delivery facilities and provides a broad range of energy-related services to utilities and industrial companies in selected countries around the world. Southern Energy businesses include independent power projects, integrated utilities, a distribution company, and energy trading and marketing businesses outside the southeastern United States.

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