Southern Company (NYSE:SO)

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Still Big Upside Potential for Southern Co. After AGL Acquisition News

Being invested in a utility was great for investors during the time when it was assured that interest rates were going to remain low for a very long time. Ahead ...
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What a Key Analyst Has to Say About Southern Company’s Acquisition

Southern Company (NYSE: SO), like other utilities, is preparing for rising interest rates as a Federal Reserve decision looms. However there may be more pertinent matters at hand for this ...
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Southern Company Acquires AGL Resources Creating Country’s Second Largest Utility

Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) announced Monday that it is acquiring AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE: GAS) in a deal worth $8 billion in equity value and approximately $12 billion including debt. ...
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Merrill Lynch Picks the Winners and Losers of the Utilities Sector

So far in 2015, electric utilities have lagged the broader equities market in a reversal of late 2014 performance. Analysts are looking into what may be causing this decline, and ...
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Deutsche Bank Loves High-Yielding Utilities: 4 to Buy Now

With looming interest rate increases, all the bond proxies have been hit hard. Utilities, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and energy master limited partnerships (MLPs) all had a very tough ...
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Have Utilities Now Sold Off Too Much?

Utilities have been loved for years by investors. In many ways, the power-generation companies and electric utilities have replaced traditional CDs and other income-generating investments. The year 2015 is starting ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Cree, JD.Com, RF Micro, Kraft, Sprint, Visa and More

Stocks were trading lower Thursday morning. One thing that holds true is that investors keep proving that they will step into the market and buy value stocks and overlooked stocks ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: FuelCell, JDSU, King, SunEdison, Google, Facebook and More

Stocks were well up on Wednesday morning. While volatility has returned to the stock market, it seems as though investors are looking to accumulate stocks that have sold off and ...
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The Highest-Yielding Dividends That Are Safe to Hold

Dividend payments by S&P 500 companies reached an all-time high last year, totaling some $330.8 billion, according to FactSet. As of this March, 418 of the 500 companies in the ...
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Southern Company Buys New Mexico’s Biggest Solar Farm From First Solar

Southern Company (NYSE: SO) announced Friday that it is partnering with Turner Renewable Energy to buy New Mexico's largest solar facility from First Solar (NASDAQ: FSLR). Terms of the deal ...
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Premium Values in Utilities Show Risk If Interest Rates Rise

With both the S&P 500 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average hitting new all-time highs this week, investors have to wonder how they should be positioning themselves for the rest ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Ariad, Chipotle, Disney, FireEye, L-3, SINA and More

Stocks are still within striking distance of new highs, yet the Dow is barely changed for the year. Earnings season is underway, and investors are careful in their attempts to ...
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The Highest-Yielding Dividends That Are Safe to Hold

The number of companies paying dividends in the S&P 500 is at a 15-year high. According to FactSet, just over 80 companies in the index do not pay dividends. Paying ...
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First Solar Sells Another Solar Energy Project

First Solar Inc. (NASDAQ: FSLR) said today that it has sold its Campo Verde solar energy project to a subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO) and Turner Renewable Energy. The ...
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Dividend Cut at Exelon a Sign of Things to Come? (EXC, DUK, D, AEP, SO)

After reporting pretty much awful results this morning, Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) let investors know that it would also cut its quarterly dividend by a whopping 41%, from $0.525 to ...
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