| Southern is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries, Alabama Power Company, Georgia Power Company, and Mississippi Power Company, Co. is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution, and purchase of electricity and the sale of electric service in Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Co.'s Southern Power Company subsidiary develops, constructs, acquires, owns, and manages power generation assets, including renewable energy projects, and sells electricity at market-based rates in the wholesale market. Co.'s Southern Company Gas subsidiary is an energy services holding company whose primary business is the distribution of natural gas in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, and Tennessee. We show 36 historical shares outstanding datapoints in our coverage of SO's shares outstanding history.|
Understanding the changing numbers of SO shares outstanding — and
comprehending the concept of differing number of shares outstanding in general comparing companies like SO versus peers —
is critical for investors. Many "beginner" or "novice" investors will look at one stock trading at a price of $10 per share and another trading at
a price of $20 per share and think the latter company is worth twice as much. Of course, that is a completely meaningless comparison without also knowing how many shares outstanding there are for each of the two companies.
Furthermore, via issuance of new shares over time, or the repurchase of existing shares, the number of shares outstanding can fluctuate over the course of history.
With this page we aim to empower investors researching SO by allowing them to research SO shares outstanding history
as well as any other stock in our coverage universe.