StockCall Trend Study on Southern Co.: Electric Utilities Providing Stability

Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:01am EST

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LONDON, January 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

    Numerous electric utilities throughout the country are delivering steady dividends
and marginal gains. Investors should not be discouraged by a lack of significant gains
because the industry as a whole is very much in a transition phase. StockCall has
technical coverage today on The Southern Company (NYSE : SO). Download the report now
for free at  

    http://www.stockcall.com/technicalanalysis  

    The shift towards greener, cleaner and more renewable energy sources is accelerating
but it is also costing companies a lot of cash. Debt levels throughout the industry are
ticking upward but revenues are still consistent. The long-term advantages of such moves
could reward patient investors however. The Southern Company [Free Research Report on SO
[http://www.stockcall.com/SO011813.pdf ]] (1) saw feeble earnings of late largely
because of weather related issues but its debts and heavy investments in Nuclear energy
and clean coal also contributed to its financial woes.  

    Natural gas prices are also edging higher as the country's seemingly never ending
supply glut appears to be contracting. Utilities with a diverse mix of power sources are
beginning to make adjustments to their ratios. Nuclear facilities are gaining favor
amongst electric utilities such as Southern Company which wish to mitigate their
exposure to natural gas pricing volatility. Still, supplies may yet edge higher as
drilling operations increase and become more efficient.  

    Southern Co. will be releasing its financial report on January 30th. For its last
reported quarter, the company projected that its earnings for its upcoming fourth
quarter would be in the range of $0.38 to $0.40 per share.  

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        1) The Southern Company Technical Analysis [
          http://www.StockCall.com/TheSouthernCompany011813.pdf ].


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