As per Southern Co (NYSE:SO)’s news release on 2016-07-18, its shareholders will get cash dividend of $0.56 per share. The recent press release updated on the record date and payout date, which stands at 2016-08-15 and 2016-09-06, respectively.
The stock will commence trading ex-dividend from 2016-08-11, until, which the shareholders are compelled to keep the holdings so as to qualify for the dividend. Evaluating the dividend distribution mode, it was noted that last year Southern Co (NYSE:SO) disbursed $0.56 in dividend compared to distribution of $0.56, a year ago.
It highlights a sharp difference in cash payouts of the two years. This shows a major deviation of 3.3614%.
The sell-side market professionals who track the firm’s financial and technical parameters have estimated Southern Co (NYSE:SO) to attain a price target of $53. It is an average estimate figure given by 8 analysts tracking the stock. The estimates disclosed that the stock can move up on the chart and hit a high of $62. The low price range is set at $46 for next year while the arithmetic mean is seen at 3.03.
Eyeing Earnings Southern Co (NYSE:SO) is likely to post quarterly numbers around 2016-10-26 for the quarter ending 2016-09-30. The quarterly EPS projection is set at $1.16 for the period ending on 2016-09-30.
In last quarter ended 2015-12-31, Southern Co (NYSE:SO) earnings came at $0.74 suggesting a deviation of $0.05. The brokerages targeted EPS of $0.69 for the quarter.
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