Sii Investments Has Boosted Microsoft (MSFT) Position; Profile of 6 Analysts Covering Southern Co (SO)

November 14, 2017 - By Peter Erickson

Among 18 analysts covering The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), 6 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 33% are positive. The Southern Company had 48 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Mizuho maintained Southern Co (NYSE:SO) on Tuesday, October 17 with “Buy” rating. Credit Suisse initiated the stock with “Underperform” rating in Wednesday, January 25 report. Deutsche Bank upgraded the shares of SO in report on Tuesday, August 1 to “Buy” rating. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, March 3 by Argus Research. The rating was initiated by Howard Weil with “Sector Perform” on Friday, May 13. BMO Capital Markets maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Wednesday, August 2 report. The stock of Southern Co (NYSE:SO) has “Buy” rating given on Wednesday, August 30 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Wednesday, June 28 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock of Southern Co (NYSE:SO) has “Hold” rating given on Sunday, August 16 by Zacks. The company was maintained on Monday, October 30 by RBC Capital Markets. See Southern Co (NYSE:SO) latest ratings:

13/11/2017 Broker: Morgan Stanley Rating: Underweight Old Target: $49 New Target: $53 Maintain
30/10/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0 Maintain
24/10/2017 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Underperform New Rating: Underperform New Target: $51 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: SunTrust Rating: Hold New Target: $52.0 Maintain
18/10/2017 Broker: KeyBanc Capital Markets Rating: Hold Maintain
17/10/2017 Broker: Mizuho Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0 Maintain
03/10/2017 Broker: Citigroup Rating: Sell Old Target: $43 New Target: $44 Maintain
29/09/2017 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Old Rating: Sector Perform New Rating: Outperform Upgrade
14/09/2017 Broker: Guggenheim Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
12/09/2017 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Buy New Target: $56.5 Maintain

Sii Investments Inc increased Microsoft Corp (MSFT) stake by 20.42% reported in 2017Q2 SEC filing. Sii Investments Inc acquired 28,650 shares as Microsoft Corp (MSFT)’s stock rose 4.75%. The Sii Investments Inc holds 168,960 shares with $11.66 million value, up from 140,310 last quarter. Microsoft Corp now has $645.29B valuation. The stock declined 0.34% or $0.29 reaching $83.64 on the news. About 7.94 million shares traded. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) has risen 34.52% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 17.82% the S&P500.

Since June 12, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 selling transactions for $3.96 million activity. Another trade for 25,000 shares valued at $1.29M was sold by Lantrip Mark. 5,000 shares were sold by Daiss Ann P, worth $256,400. 46,940 Southern Co (NYSE:SO) shares with value of $2.42M were sold by BEATTIE ART P.

About 1.40M shares traded. Southern Co (NYSE:SO) has risen 2.49% since November 14, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 14.21% the S&P500.

The Southern Company is a holding company. The company has market cap of $52.35 billion. The Firm owns all of the stock of the traditional electric operating companies and the parent entities of Southern Power Company (Southern Power) and Southern Company Gas, and owns other direct and indirect subsidiaries. It has a 93.93 P/E ratio. The Company’s divisions include Gas distribution operations, Gas marketing services, Wholesale gas services, Gas midstream activities and All other.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.16 in 2017 Q2. Its down 0.01, from 1.17 in 2017Q1. It fall, as 60 investors sold Southern Co shares while 330 reduced holdings. 78 funds opened positions while 373 raised stakes. 520.53 million shares or 0.60% less from 523.66 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft Fi stated it has 75,466 shares or 0.06% of all its holdings. Confluence Investment Mngmt Ltd Liability stated it has 1.80M shares or 1.75% of all its holdings. Roosevelt Invest Gp invested in 0.24% or 55,024 shares. The Ohio-based Truepoint has invested 0.02% in Southern Co (NYSE:SO). Hsbc Hldgs Plc holds 0.1% or 1.13M shares in its portfolio. Violich Cap Incorporated invested 0.11% of its portfolio in Southern Co (NYSE:SO). Synovus Fin holds 0.84% of its portfolio in Southern Co (NYSE:SO) for 868,942 shares. Sadoff Lc owns 184,523 shares. Sei Invests owns 329,758 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Inv Management has invested 0.36% in Southern Co (NYSE:SO). Toronto Dominion Bancshares owns 364,581 shares for 0.06% of their portfolio. Wg Shaheen & Dba Whitney & Com reported 93,570 shares stake. Gw Henssler & Associate Limited has 1.02% invested in Southern Co (NYSE:SO). Webster Financial Bank N A invested in 0.01% or 1,707 shares. 36,856 are owned by Usca Ria Ltd Co.

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 sales for $2.14 million activity. The insider Capossela Christopher C sold $338,709. COURTOIS JEAN PHILIPPE sold 26,165 shares worth $1.81 million.

Sii Investments Inc decreased Vanguard Index Fds (VBR) stake by 22,641 shares to 7,588 valued at $931,000 in 2017Q2. It also reduced Ishares Tr (PFF) stake by 12,484 shares and now owns 67,410 shares. At&T Inc (NYSE:T) was reduced too.

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