Where Southern Company’s Total Returns Stand Next to Peers
Southern Company’s total returns
Southern Company (SO) has registered total returns of 2.5% in the past year, underperforming peers significantly. By comparison, NextEra Energy (NEE) has led peers with total returns of 14% during the same period.
Remember, total returns are a precise way of measuring utilities’ performances because they consider both capital gains and dividend payments over a particular period.
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Duke and Dominion
The largest regulated utility, Duke Energy (DUK), has returned 6% over the past year, while Dominion Resources’ (D) total returns over the same period stand at 10%.
For more on industry total returns, you might be interested in reading Market Realist’s series Where Utility Returns Stood among Other Sectors in 1Q17.
Continue the next part of this series (below) for a discussion of implied volatility.