Weaver C. Barksdale Associates buys $899,756 stake in Southern Co (SO)

Southern Co (SO) : Weaver C. Barksdale Associates scooped up 319 additional shares in Southern Co during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Oct 12, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 18,210 shares of Southern Co which is valued at $899,756.Southern Co makes up approximately 1.54% of Weaver C. Barksdale Associates’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Cutler Group Lp boosted its stake in SO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 23,839 additional shares and now holds a total of 25,455 shares of Southern Co which is valued at $1,266,386. Southern Co makes up approx 0.08% of Cutler Group Lp’s portfolio.Fisher Asset Management boosted its stake in SO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,435 additional shares and now holds a total of 9,632 shares of Southern Co which is valued at $479,192. Acropolis Investment Management added SO to its portfolio by purchasing 1,973 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $97,703. Southern Co makes up approx 0.02% of Acropolis Investment Management’s portfolio.

Southern Co closed down -0.34 points or -0.68% at $49.41 with 58,68,609 shares getting traded on Tuesday. Post opening the session at $49.58, the shares hit an intraday low of $49.16 and an intraday high of $49.72 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Tuesday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Southern Co reported $0.74 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04 according to the earnings call on Jul 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.70. The company had revenue of $4453.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $4453.23 million. The company’s revenue was up 2.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.71 EPS.

Southern Company is an operating public utility company. The primary business of the Southern Company is electricity sales by the traditional operating companies and Southern Power. Southern Company’s business segments are the sale of electricity by the four traditional operating companies and Southern Power. The four traditional operating companies including Alabama Power Georgia Power Gulf Power and Mississippi Power are vertically integrated utilities providing electric service in four Southeastern states. Southern Company owns all of the common stock of Southern Power Company which is also an operating public utility company. Southern Power constructs acquires owns and manages generation assets including renewable energy projects and sells electricity at market-based rates in the wholesale market. The Company also operates the All Other segment.

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