Franklin Street Advisors Lifted Southern Co (SO) Holding By $528,624; Ability – Ordinary Shares (ABIL) SI Increased By 40.6%

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Franklin Street Advisors Inc increased Southern Co (SO) stake by 7.73% reported in 2017Q4 SEC filing. Franklin Street Advisors Inc acquired 11,013 shares as Southern Co (SO)’s stock declined 8.19%. The Franklin Street Advisors Inc holds 153,396 shares with $7.38 million value, up from 142,383 last quarter. Southern Co now has $45.64 billion valuation. The stock increased 2.57% or $1.13 during the last trading session, reaching $45.07. About 6.83M shares traded. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has declined 11.47% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 23.02% the S&P500.

Ability Inc – Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:ABIL) had an increase of 40.6% in short interest. ABIL’s SI was 32,900 shares in April as released by FINRA. Its up 40.6% from 23,400 shares previously. With 99,700 avg volume, 0 days are for Ability Inc – Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:ABIL)’s short sellers to cover ABIL’s short positions. The SI to Ability Inc – Ordinary Shares’s float is 0.41%. The stock increased 12.29% or $0.37 during the last trading session, reaching $3.38. About 4,945 shares traded. Ability Inc. (NASDAQ:ABIL) has declined 83.26% since April 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 94.81% the S&P500.

Ability Inc. provides interception, geolocation, and cyber intelligence products and solutions for security and intelligence agencies, military forces, law enforcement agencies, and homeland security agencies worldwide. The company has market cap of $8.71 million. It specializes in off-air interception of voice, SMS, and data communication from cellular and satellite communication networks; and deciphering solutions for cellular and satellite communications. It currently has negative earnings. The firm offers strategic and tactical cellular interception systems for intercepting mobile phone traffic and tracking mobile phone users; and satellite interception systems.

Among 20 analysts covering The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), 5 have Buy rating, 6 Sell and 9 Hold. Therefore 25% are positive. The Southern Company has $62 highest and $43 lowest target. $48.85’s average target is 8.39% above currents $45.07 stock price. The Southern Company had 75 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Friday, February 23 by SunTrust. The firm has “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan given on Tuesday, April 10. The rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold” on Monday, April 16. The firm has “Hold” rating by SunTrust given on Tuesday, December 26. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley with “Underweight” on Tuesday, February 13. SunTrust maintained the shares of SO in report on Monday, March 5 with “Hold” rating. On Wednesday, October 18 the stock rating was maintained by SunTrust with “Hold”. The firm has “Hold” rating by KeyBanc Capital Markets given on Wednesday, October 18. SunTrust maintained The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) on Monday, February 5 with “Hold” rating. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Monday, November 13 with “Underweight”.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.1 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.10, from 1 in 2017Q3. It improved, as 56 investors sold SO shares while 329 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 548.17 million shares or 4.36% more from 525.28 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Prentiss Smith Incorporated invested 0.03% of its portfolio in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Nomura Asset Mgmt has 269,540 shares for 0.15% of their portfolio. Valley National Advisers Incorporated holds 200 shares or 0% of its portfolio. 20,038 are held by Retail Bank Of The Ozarks. Live Your Vision Ltd Llc reported 200 shares stake. Hartford Mgmt holds 10,358 shares or 0.24% of its portfolio. Ftb Advsr invested in 0.07% or 16,457 shares. Dimensional Fund Advsrs LP owns 0.03% invested in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) for 1.74 million shares. Fort Washington Invest Advisors Incorporated Oh holds 0.01% or 12,715 shares in its portfolio. 8,985 are owned by Penobscot Investment Management. Pinebridge Lp has 7,295 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. First Interstate Bancorporation has invested 0.06% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). Sterling Mngmt Ltd Liability Corporation has invested 0.05% in The Southern Company (NYSE:SO). 949,135 were reported by Wellington Management Grp Inc Limited Liability Partnership. Inverness Counsel Ltd Liability Co reported 4,978 shares.

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