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How to Read Southern Company’s Power Plant Plight

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How to Read Southern Company’s Power Plant Plight PART 3 OF 4

What Southern Company’s Implied Volatility Tells Us

Southern Company’s implied volatility

On September 12, 2017, Southern Company (SO) stock had an implied volatility of 13%, which is higher than its 15-day average implied volatility. Notably, Southern Company stock has witnessed a higher implied volatility so far this year than broader utilities have seen. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) had an implied volatility of 8% on September 12, 2017.

What Southern Company’s Implied Volatility Tells Us

Meanwhile, peer NextEra Energy (NEE)—the largest utility by market capitalization—currently has an implied volatility of 15%, which is higher than its 15-day average implied volatility of 13%.

To read more about implied volatilities of broader utilities and what they could mean to investors now, check out Market Realist’s “What XLU’s Current Implied Volatility Tells Us.”

In the next and final part of this series, we’ll assess what the analysts appear to think about Southern Company stock as of September 12.

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