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Southern Company's Struggle: An Investor's Pespective

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Southern Company's Struggle: An Investor's Pespective PART 6 OF 7

What Southern Company’s Implied Volatility Tells Us

Southern Company’s implied volatility

On April 7, 2017, Southern Company’s (SO) implied volatility was 12.8%—marginally below its 15-day average. As the graph below shows, a fall in SO’s implied volatility has generally been associated with gains in its stock price, while a rise in implied volatility has been generally associated with stock price declines.

What Southern Company&#8217;s Implied Volatility Tells Us

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By comparison, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) had an implied volatility of ~13% on April 7, 2017, while peer Dominion Resources’ (D) implied volatility was 14.6%—close to its 15-day average.

Continue to the next and final part of this series for a discussion of the current analyst recommendations for Southern Company.

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