The Southern Company (SO) At $45.05 Forms Bottom; Altavista Wealth Management Has Boosted By $597,363 Its Facebook Com (FB) Stake

June 21, 2018 - By Winifred Garcia

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The Southern Company (SO) formed multiple bottom with $41.00 target or 9.00% below today’s $45.05 share price. The Southern Company (SO) has $45.57B valuation. The stock decreased 0.02% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $45.05. About 4.27 million shares traded. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has declined 11.84% since June 21, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 24.41% the S&P500. Some Historical SO News: ; 21/05/2018 – GEORGIA POWER COMPANY – ”AGGREGATE MAXIMUM PURCHASE PRICE” OF OFFERS INCREASED TO AMOUNT SUFFICIENT TO ALLOW PURCHASE OF $749.9 MLN PRINCIPAL AMOUNT; 02/05/2018 – Third class of Vogtle 3&4 operators pass NRC licensing exam; 21/05/2018 – SOUTHERN CO – TO SELL GULF POWER COMPANY, FLORIDA CITY GAS TO NEXTERA ENERGY; 02/04/2018 – Fidelity Export and Multinational Adds Southern Co; 21/05/2018 – NEXTERA ENERGY INC – TRANSACTIONS EXPECTED TO BE IMMEDIATELY ACCRETIVE TO EARNINGS; 17/04/2018 – SOUTHERN CO – ANDREW W. EVANS WILL BECOME EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF SOUTHERN COMPANY; 07/05/2018 – SOUTHERN CO. PLANS FIVE-YEAR, $35B CAPITAL PROGRAM, AN INDUSTRI; 03/04/2018 – Georgia Power customers to see $25 credit on April bills; 06/03/2018 – Southern Co: If Approved by Georgia PSC, Typical Residential Customer Could Get $70 in Refunds Over Two Years; 29/05/2018 – SOUTHERN POWER BUYS WILDHORSE MOUNTAIN WIND FACILITY

Altavista Wealth Management Inc increased Facebook Inc. Com (FB) stake by 13.85% reported in 2018Q1 SEC filing. Altavista Wealth Management Inc acquired 3,757 shares as Facebook Inc. Com (FB)’s stock declined 0.01%. The Altavista Wealth Management Inc holds 30,884 shares with $4.94 million value, up from 27,127 last quarter. Facebook Inc. Com now has $584.72B valuation. The stock increased 2.28% or $4.51 during the last trading session, reaching $202. About 26.28M shares traded. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) has risen 21.69% since June 21, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 9.12% the S&P500. Some Historical FB News: ; 22/03/2018 – ISRAEL TO INVESTIGATE FACEBOOK OVER REPORTS ON ACTIVITIES BY CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA – JUSTICE MINISTRY; 27/03/2018 – Facebook sued for allowing discriminatory housing ads. via @Curbed; 23/03/2018 – FOLLOWING ELON MUSK’S TWEET, TESLA AND SPACEX FACEBOOK PAGES NOW DELETED; 21/03/2018 – FACEBOOK INC FB.O CEO MARK ZUCKERBERG SAYS COMPANY ‘MADE MISTAKES’ ON CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA SITUATION -STATEMENT; 19/03/2018 – CNET: BREAKING: Alex Stamos is leaving Facebook, more to come from @richardjnieva; 28/03/2018 – The Punch Newspapers: BREAKING: Facebook announces new steps to protect users’ privacy; 11/04/2018 – WRAL NEWS in NC: #BREAKING: WRAL is live as Facebook CEO appears before Congress for a second day of testimony; 27/03/2018 – Housing Rights Groups Sue Facebook For Discrimination — MarketWatch; 25/04/2018 – Facebook reports increase in daily users in North America, rebounding from drop late last year; 09/04/2018 – Sen. Klobuchar: Klobuchar Statement on Facebook’s Actions to Implement Honest Ads Act

Among 20 analysts covering The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), 5 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 10 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. The Southern Company has $62 highest and $42 lowest target. $48.75’s average target is 8.21% above currents $45.05 stock price. The Southern Company had 79 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of SO in report on Sunday, July 30 with “Hold” rating. SunTrust maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Tuesday, December 26 report. SunTrust maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Monday, April 16 with “Hold” rating. The stock of The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) earned “Hold” rating by SunTrust on Tuesday, January 16. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, July 14 by Barclays Capital. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $50 target in Thursday, August 10 report. The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with “Underperform” on Tuesday, February 27. On Thursday, January 11 the stock rating was downgraded by Goldman Sachs to “Sell”. The company was maintained on Tuesday, May 22 by Deutsche Bank. On Wednesday, August 30 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “Buy”.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.89 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.21, from 1.1 in 2017Q4. It dropped, as 76 investors sold The Southern Company shares while 359 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 310 raised stakes. 558.65 million shares or 1.91% more from 548.17 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Baxter Bros holds 0.06% or 4,700 shares. Tctc Holdg Limited Liability Corp holds 0.43% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) or 181,066 shares. Utah Retirement Sys, a Utah-based fund reported 185,601 shares. Morgan Dempsey Capital Mgmt Llc stated it has 109,032 shares or 0% of all its holdings. World Asset Mngmt has 62,638 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Alps Advisors Incorporated accumulated 0.4% or 1.13 million shares. Stifel stated it has 0.26% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Glenmede Trust Na accumulated 92,539 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Haverford Tru accumulated 12,307 shares. Daiwa Securities Group Inc holds 33,769 shares. Atlas Browninc accumulated 0.07% or 8,485 shares. State Street invested in 46.89M shares or 0.18% of the stock. Cape Cod Five Cents Bank & Trust owns 18,966 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Klingenstein Fields And Limited Liability Company holds 0.01% or 6,478 shares. Dynamic Advisor Solutions Lc holds 15,135 shares.

Analysts await The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) to report earnings on August, 1. They expect $0.66 earnings per share, down 9.59% or $0.07 from last year’s $0.73 per share. SO’s profit will be $667.66M for 17.06 P/E if the $0.66 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.88 actual earnings per share reported by The Southern Company for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -25.00% negative EPS growth.

More notable recent Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) news were published by: Nasdaq.com which released: “Trade of the Day: Facebook, Inc. (FB)” on June 19, 2018, also Thestreet.com with their article: “Facebook Messenger Could Bring in Billions of Dollars — Here’s How” published on June 20, 2018, Livetradingnews.com published: “Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) What if Facebook Buys Disney?” on June 20, 2018. More interesting news about Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) were released by: Nasdaq.com and their article: “Facebook Opens Eyes With Latest AI Research” published on June 20, 2018 as well as Nasdaq.com‘s news article titled: “The Real Reason Why Facebook Is Desperate for WhatsApp to “Move Faster” on Monetization” with publication date: June 20, 2018.

Since January 9, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 70 insider sales for $3.22 billion activity. Zuckerberg Mark sold 465,400 shares worth $85.53 million. Sandberg Sheryl sold 55,000 shares worth $10.30 million. Stretch Colin sold 16,500 shares worth $2.88 million. 4,761 shares valued at $880,309 were sold by Wehner David M. on Monday, May 21. Schroepfer Michael Todd also sold $6.78 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) shares. Cox Christopher K sold 10,600 shares worth $1.96M. $231.84 million worth of Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) was sold by Koum Jan.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.34, from 1.21 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 145 investors sold FB shares while 712 reduced holdings. 173 funds opened positions while 573 raised stakes. 1.65 billion shares or 2.41% more from 1.61 billion shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Taurus Asset Mngmt Ltd Limited Liability Company reported 40,909 shares stake. Marvin & Palmer Associate Inc accumulated 0.05% or 250 shares. 60,600 were reported by Gvo Asset Ltd. Inr Advisory Limited Liability Company owns 20 shares. Webster Bankshares N A accumulated 0.61% or 26,502 shares. France-based Natixis has invested 0.77% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Logan Incorporated reported 1.91% in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Mairs And Power Inc has 0% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB). Parallax Volatility Advisers LP owns 1.89M shares. Fishman Jay A Ltd Mi accumulated 168,433 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Raymond James & Associate holds 0.45% or 1.56 million shares in its portfolio. Deutsche Commercial Bank Ag reported 0.9% stake. Stonebridge Capital Advsrs Lc has 1.21% invested in Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) for 32,952 shares. Falcon Edge Capital LP reported 151,000 shares. Bb&T holds 0.83% or 273,102 shares in its portfolio.

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