# Dominion Energy: What’s Its Implied Volatility?

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## Dominion Energy’s implied volatility

Dominion Energy (D) is one of the most volatile utility stocks among the large-cap peers. On July 24, 2017, its implied volatility was 15%—close to its 15-day average implied volatility.

Higher implied volatility typically represents investors’ anxiety. Stocks’ implied volatilities and prices are usually inversely related to one another.

In comparison, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) had an implied volatility of 12%. The SPDR S&P 500 (SPX-INDEX) (SPY) had an implied volatility of ~10%.

NRG Energy (NRG) is the most volatile stock among the S&P 500 Utilities Index. It had an implied volatility of 38% as of July 24, 2017. Peers Duke Energy (DUK) and Southern Company have implied volatility of ~12%.