Foothills Asset Management Ltd. Lowers stake in Southern Co (SO)

Southern Co (SO) : Foothills Asset Management Ltd. reduced its stake in Southern Co by 1.08% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 44,885 shares of Southern Co which is valued at $2,384,740 after selling 490 shares in Southern Co , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 13, 2016.Southern Co makes up approximately 1.85% of Foothills Asset Management Ltd.’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Douglass Winthrop Advisors reduced its stake in SO by selling 326 shares or 0.97% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 33,150 shares of SO which is valued at $1,761,260. Southern Co makes up approx 0.13% of Douglass Winthrop Advisors’s portfolio.Chevy Chase Trust Holdings boosted its stake in SO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 29,164 additional shares and now holds a total of 827,780 shares of Southern Co which is valued at $44,816,009. Southern Co makes up approx 0.25% of Chevy Chase Trust Holdings’s portfolio.Chicago Trust Co Na boosted its stake in SO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 325 additional shares and now holds a total of 13,397 shares of Southern Co which is valued at $725,314. Southern Co makes up approx 0.31% of Chicago Trust Co Na’s portfolio.Baxter Bros Inc boosted its stake in SO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,500 additional shares and now holds a total of 9,650 shares of Southern Co which is valued at $522,451. Southern Co makes up approx 0.16% of Baxter Bros Inc’s portfolio.

Southern Co closed down -0.01 points or -0.02% at $53.62 with 35,61,926 shares getting traded on Monday. Post opening the session at $53.65, the shares hit an intraday low of $53.56 and an intraday high of $53.91 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Monday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Southern Co reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.05 according to the earnings call on Apr 27, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.53. The company had revenue of $3965.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $4256.32 million. The company’s revenue was down -5.2 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.56 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Southern Co. Goldman Resumed Southern Co on Jul 14, 2016 to “Neutral”, Price Target of the shares are set at $54.Company shares were Upgraded by Barclays on Jul 14, 2016 to ” Overweight”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 62 from a previous price target of $59 .Company shares were Reiterated by Mizuho on Jul 12, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 52 from a previous price target of $50 .

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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