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Southern Company’s Chart Indicators, Valuation, and More

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What Does Southern Company’s Implied Volatility Suggest?

Implied volatility

On September 28, 2017, Southern Company (SO) stock had an implied volatility of 13%—marginally higher than its 15-day average implied volatility.

Lately, Southern Company stock observed a higher implied volatility than the broader markets (SPY) and even the broader utilities (XLU).

What Does Southern Company’s Implied Volatility Suggest?

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The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF’s (XLU) implied volatility was near 11.5%. It had a 15-day average implied volatility near 9.5%.

The largest independent power producer in the country, NRG Energy (NRG) is the most volatile stock in the S&P 500 Utilities Index. On September 28, 2017, its implied volatility was 40%.

It should be noted that higher implied volatility usually implies that investors are anxious. Stocks’ implied volatilities and prices are usually inversely related.

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