On March 15, 2018, the implied volatility in Dominion Energy (D) stock was 18%—marginally higher than its 15-day average. An increase in the implied volatility indicates investors’ anxiety. Generally, increased implied volatility is associated with a fall in stock prices and vice versa.
Recently, the implied volatility in the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) was close to 14%. In comparison, the volatility in broader markets was ~12%. Utilities are generally considered to be safe due to their stable stock movements. However, utilities were even more volatile than broader markets.
To learn more about broader utilities’ recent performance and volatility trends, read S&P 500 Utilities: Last Week’s Best and Worst Performers.
Next, we’ll discuss Dominion Energy’s target price.