# FirstEnergy’s Implied Volatility Trends

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## Implied volatility

On March 5, FirstEnergy (FE) stock had an implied volatility of 15%, which is close to its 15-day average volatility. In comparison, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) had an implied volatility of 11%.

The implied volatility indicates investors’ anxiety. Rising volatility is usually associated with falling stock prices.

FirstEnergy stock displayed higher volatility levels than utilities at large. Recently, Duke Energy (DUK) and Dominion Energy (D) had implied volatilities close to 13%.

PG&E (PCG) and NRG Energy (NRG) were some of the most volatile stocks. They had implied volatility levels of 60% and 24%, respectively.

Although utilities are considered slow and steady stocks, their implied volatility has been higher than the S&P 500’s implied volatility over the longer period.