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Southern Company’s 4Q17 Earnings: What You Need to Know

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Southern Company’s Price Targets ahead of 4Q17 Earnings

Analyst recommendations

According to Wall Street analyst consensus, Southern Company (SO) stock has a mean price target of $47.8 against its current market price of $44.2, which indicates a potential upside of nearly 8% in a year.

Of the total 19 Wall Street analysts currently covering Southern Company, three analysts rate the stock a “buy” while one analyst rates it a “strong buy.” Nine analysts rate it a “hold.” Four recommend it as a “sell,” while two analysts recommend SO stock as a “strong sell.”

Southern Company’s Price Targets ahead of 4Q17 Earnings

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Peer price targets

The top utility NextEra Energy (NEE) has a mean price target of $168.9, implying an upside potential of 12% in a year. It’s currently trading at $151.1.

Dominion Energy (D) stock has a mean price target of $81.0 against its current market price of $75.1, which indicates a potential gain of nearly 8% going forward.

Dominion Energy agreed to buy SCANA (SCG) early this year. However, the deal seems to be going through a rough patch. See How Certain Is Dominion’s Deal with SCANA?

To learn about long-term dividend-paying utilities (XLU)(VPU), see These Utilities Have Raised Dividends for More than 40 Years.

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