Private Harbour Investment Management Counsel Lowers stake in Southern Co (SO)

Southern Co (SO) : Private Harbour Investment Management Counsel reduced its stake in Southern Co by 0.41% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 18,087 shares of Southern Co which is valued at $959,334 after selling 75 shares in Southern Co , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 1, 2016.Southern Co makes up approximately 0.77% of Private Harbour Investment Management Counsel’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Thompson Investment Management boosted its stake in SO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 65 additional shares and now holds a total of 4,191 shares of Southern Co which is valued at $222,291. Southern Co makes up approx 0.04% of Thompson Investment Management’s portfolio.Pggm Investments boosted its stake in SO in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 31,269 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,999,587 shares of Southern Co which is valued at $107,057,888. Southern Co makes up approx 0.53% of Pggm Investments’s portfolio.Nikko Asset Management Americas reduced its stake in SO by selling 8,000 shares or 66.12% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 4,100 shares of SO which is valued at $218,653. Southern Co makes up approx 0.02% of Nikko Asset Management Americas’s portfolio.Forte Capital Adv reduced its stake in SO by selling 35 shares or 0.34% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 10,150 shares of SO which is valued at $539,270. Southern Co makes up approx 0.20% of Forte Capital Adv’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 opened for trading at $53.1 and hit $53.4 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $53.16, with a gain of 0.23% or 0.12 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 32,28,909 shares. Company has a market cap of $48,815 M.

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.

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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