Dividend Increase – Southern Company (SO)

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Dividend Increase Announcement

On April 16th, Southern Company announced a dividend increase of 3.4%. This will increase their dividend per month from $0.58 to $0.60. It is payable on June 6th for shareholders of record on May 21st. The new monthly dividend represents an annualized dividend amount of $2.40 per share as compared to the current annualized dividend amount of $2.32 per share.

Southern Company Dividend Information

Annual Dividend: $2.40
Payout Ratio: 82.5%
Dividend Growth History: 16 years

Dividend Increase Effect On More Dividends

I currently am holding 23 shares of Southern Company thanks to my recent buy and sell. With this 3.4% increase it will add $1.84 to my Projected Annual Dividend Income. It isn’t much but I appreciate every dividend increase that I receive.

If you read my last article about my purchase of more Southern Company stock then you will know that I still like the company. I am glad that I was able to get my purchase in before this announcement but I would love to see the price drop below my cost basis before the ex-dividend date because I would probably add some more.

Regardless of how large or small, I love all dividend increases. That is how we end up with More Dividends 😉

Do you currently hold any stock in Southern Company? What do you think of this dividend increase? Just let me know in the comments.

As always I look forward to reading all of your comments and questions, until then….. happy investing!

-Jason from MoreDividends.com

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