Southern Company (SO) stock, according to the Wall Street analyst consensus, has an upside potential of 4% from its current price level of $49.15. It has a price target of $51.09.
As of June 29, 2017, of the 20 analysts tracking Southern Company, one analyst recommends a “strong buy,” while one recommends a “buy.” Fourteen recommend a “hold,” while only two recommend a “sell,” and two recommend a “strong sell.”
By comparison, peer NextEra Energy (NEE) is currently trading at a price of $141.02, and it has a price target of $148.54. This implies an upside of 5.3%.
The largest regulated utility, Duke Energy (DUK), is currently trading at $84.97. The analyst consensus price target for Duke Energy is $85.19, indicating an upside of just 0.3%.
For more on this industry, check out Market Realist’s series These S&P 500 Utilities Have Bright Upside Potentials.