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|Southern Company (SO) Shares Cross 5% Yield Mark
Tuesday, May 19, 3:15 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff
In trading on Tuesday, shares of Southern Company (SO) were yielding above the 5% mark ...
Thursday Sector Laggards: Financial, Utilities
Thursday, May 21, 2:50 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff
The worst performing sector as of midday Thursday is the Financial sector, showing a 0.3% ...
Tuesday Sector Leaders: Services, Utilities
Tuesday, May 26, 2:33 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff
The best performing sector as of midday Tuesday is the Services sector, losing just 0.8%. ...
Noteworthy ETF Outflows: HDV, LLY, SO, LMT
Thursday, May 28, 11:08 AM ET, by Market News Video Staff
Symbols mentioned in this story: HDV, LLY, SO, LMT Exchange traded funds (ETFs) trade just ...
Friday Sector Leaders: Energy, Utilities
Friday, May 29, 2:38 PM ET, by Market News Video Staff
The best performing sector as of midday Friday is the Energy sector, higher by 0.5%. ...
SO Added as Top 10 Utility Dividend Stock With 4.44% Yield
By Energy Stock Channel Staff, Friday, February 1, 9:32 AM ET
Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has been named as a Top 10 dividend paying utility stock, according to Dividend Channel, which published its weekly ''DividendRank'' report. The report noted that among utilities, SO shares displayed both attractive valuation metrics and strong profitability metrics. The report also cited the strong quarterly dividend history at Southern Company , and favorable long-term multi-year growth rates in key fundamental data points.
The report stated, ''Dividend investors approaching investing from a value standpoint are generally most interested in researching the strongest most profitable companies, that also happen to be trading at an attractive valuation. That's what we aim to find using our proprietary DividendRank formula, which ranks the coverage universe based upon our various criteria for both profitability and valuation, to generate a list of the top most 'interesting' stocks, meant for investors as a source of ideas that merit further research.''
The annualized dividend paid by Southern Company is $1.96/share, currently paid in quarterly installments, and its most recent dividend ex-date was on 01/31/2013. Below is a long-term dividend history chart for SO, which Dividend Channel stressed as being of key importance. Indeed, studying a company's past dividend history can be of good help in judging whether the most recent dividend is likely to continue.
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