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Southern Co Stock Forecast, Predictions & Price Target

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Analyst price target for SO

Based on 13 analysts offering 12 month price targets for Southern Co.
Min Forecast
$59.00-13.84%
Avg Forecast
$72.39+5.7%
Max Forecast
$87.00+27.04%

Should I buy or sell SO stock?

Based on 14 analysts offering ratings for Southern Co.
Hold
Strong Buy
4 analysts 28.57%
Buy
0 analysts 0%
Hold
6 analysts 42.86%
Sell
2 analysts 14.29%
Strong Sell
2 analysts 14.29%

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SO stock forecasts by analyst

Analyst / FirmRatingActionPrice TargetUpside/DownsideDateAnalyst Color
Morgan Stanley
Top 2%
99
Strong SellMaintains$59.00-13.84%2022-11-11
Bank of America
Top 6%
95
SellDowngrades$59.00-13.84%2022-10-24
KeyBanc
Top 8%
93
Strong BuyUpgrades$70.00+2.22%2022-10-20
Wells Fargo
Top 5%
96
HoldMaintains$70.00+2.22%2022-10-19
Argus Research
Bottom 30%
30
Strong BuyMaintains$87.00+27.04%2022-09-14
Goldman Sachs
Top 17%
84
Strong SellMaintains$61.00-10.92%2022-08-22
UBS
Bottom 23%
23
Strong BuyUpgrades$87.00+27.04%2022-08-04
Barclays
Top 11%
90
Strong BuyMaintains$79.00+15.36%2022-07-18
BMO Capital
Top 37%
64
HoldMaintains$70.00+2.22%2022-06-22
Anonymous
Morgan Stanley
Strong SellMaintains$66.00-3.62%2022-05-23

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Forecast return on equity

Is SO forecast to generate an efficient return?
Company
13.59%
Industry
13.6%
Market
62.84%
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Forecast return on assets

Is SO forecast to generate an efficient return on assets?
Company
3.6%
Industry
3.55%
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Forecast Return on Assets vs Industry Forecast

SO earnings per share forecast

What is SO's earnings per share in the next 3 years based on estimates from 6 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$3.63+14.51%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$3.80+19.87%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$4.14+30.6%
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SO revenue forecast

What is SO's revenue in the next 3 years based on estimates from 3 analysts?
Avg 1 year Forecast
$26.6B-4.85%
Avg 2 year Forecast
$27.6B-1.59%
Avg 3 year Forecast
$28.5B+1.78%
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SO earnings growth forecast

How is SO forecast to perform vs Utilities - Regulated Electric companies and vs the US market?
Company
8.96%
Industry
10.84%
Market
17.02%
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Market Forecast
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Forecast Earnings Growth vs Savings Rate Forecast

SO revenue growth forecast

How is SO forecast to perform vs Utilities - Regulated Electric companies and vs the US market?
Company
0.58%
Industry
3.99%
Market
6.69%
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Industry Forecast
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Forecast Revenue Growth vs Market Forecast

SO vs Regulated Electric Utility Stocks

TickerPricePrice TargetUp/downsideConsensus
SO$68.48$72.39+5.70%Hold
DUK$100.51$101.50+0.98%Buy
AEP$96.37$102.33+6.19%Strong Buy
PCG$15.43$16.92+9.64%Strong Buy
XEL$69.32$69.91+0.85%Buy

Southern Co Stock Forecast FAQ

Is Southern Co Stock a good buy in 2022, according to Wall Street analysts?

The consensus among 14 Wall Street analysts covering (NYSE: SO) stock is to Hold SO stock.

Out of 14 analysts, 4 (28.57%) are recommending SO as a Strong Buy, 0 (0%) are recommending SO as a Buy, 6 (42.86%) are recommending SO as a Hold, 2 (14.29%) are recommending SO as a Sell, and 2 (14.29%) are recommending SO as a Strong Sell.

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What is SO's earnings growth forecast for 2022-2024?

(NYSE: SO) Southern Co's forecast annual earnings growth rate of 8.96% is not forecast to beat the US Utilities - Regulated Electric industry's average forecast earnings growth rate of 10.84%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast earnings growth rate of 17.02%.

Southern Co's earnings in 2022 is $3,396,000,000.On average, 6 Wall Street analysts forecast SO's earnings for 2022 to be $3,951,882,366, with the lowest SO earnings forecast at $3,864,788,539, and the highest SO earnings forecast at $4,071,636,377. On average, 6 Wall Street analysts forecast SO's earnings for 2023 to be $4,136,956,746, with the lowest SO earnings forecast at $4,082,523,105, and the highest SO earnings forecast at $4,169,616,931.

In 2024, SO is forecast to generate $4,507,105,508 in earnings, with the lowest earnings forecast at $4,474,445,323 and the highest earnings forecast at $4,550,652,421.

What is SO's revenue growth forecast for 2022-2024?

(NYSE: SO) Southern Co's forecast annual revenue growth rate of 0.58% is not forecast to beat the US Utilities - Regulated Electric industry's average forecast revenue growth rate of 3.99%, and while it is not forecast to beat the US market's average forecast revenue growth rate of 6.69%.

Southern Co's revenue in 2022 is $27,999,000,000.On average, 3 Wall Street analysts forecast SO's revenue for 2022 to be $29,004,656,636,907, with the lowest SO revenue forecast at $28,744,947,201,750, and the highest SO revenue forecast at $29,196,136,768,587. On average, 3 Wall Street analysts forecast SO's revenue for 2023 to be $29,996,143,641,551, with the lowest SO revenue forecast at $29,442,263,921,541, and the highest SO revenue forecast at $30,351,828,295,878.

In 2024, SO is forecast to generate $31,025,802,781,564 in revenue, with the lowest revenue forecast at $30,528,224,865,526 and the highest revenue forecast at $31,336,935,677,751.

What is SO's forecast return on assets (ROA) for 2022-2025?

(NYSE: SO) forecast ROA is 3.6%, which is higher than the forecast US Utilities - Regulated Electric industry average of 3.55%.

What is SO's Price Target?

According to 13 Wall Street analysts that have issued a 1 year SO price target, the average SO price target is $72.39, with the highest SO stock price forecast at $87.00 and the lowest SO stock price forecast at $59.00.

On average, Wall Street analysts predict that Southern Co's share price could reach $72.39 by Nov 11, 2023. The average Southern Co stock price prediction forecasts a potential upside of 5.7% from the current SO share price of $68.48.

What is SO's Earnings Per Share (EPS) forecast for 2022-2024?

(NYSE: SO) Southern Co's current Earnings Per Share (EPS) is $3.17. On average, analysts forecast that SO's EPS will be $3.63 for 2022, with the lowest EPS forecast at $3.55, and the highest EPS forecast at $3.74. On average, analysts forecast that SO's EPS will be $3.80 for 2023, with the lowest EPS forecast at $3.75, and the highest EPS forecast at $3.83. In 2024, SO's EPS is forecast to hit $4.14 (min: $4.11, max: $4.18).

What is SO's forecast return on equity (ROE) for 2022-2025?

(NYSE: SO) forecast ROE is 13.59%, which is considered weak.
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