European Utilities Are Still Struggling To Grow

Most European utilities have under-performed the market in the past few years. Though boring utilities are considered to be safe and stable growers, in this case they have let down investors due to many reasons. For instance, the many crises that flared up in the past few years in Europe have taken a toll on …

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The Ten Largest US Electric Utilities By Market Value

The Utility Sector is traditionally preferred for steady income and growth. The sector has lagged so far this year due to many factors including the potential impact due to higher interest rates. Currently the Dow Utility index has a P/E ratio of 16.32 compared to over 22 a year ago. The dividend yield for the …

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European Utility Stocks Are Rebounding

Utility stocks were once considered to be safe, slow and steady growers. For years they were the favorite of income investors as utilities generally had a  high dividend yield relative to other sectors and for the most part they were dull and boring. With the deregulation of the industry the stability and steady growth was …

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Are International Utilities Attractive Relative To Their U.S. Peers?

Stocks in the U.S. utility sector are lagging the performance of the overall market so far this year. While the utilities was performing up until recently, last month they fell heavily. The proxy for sector, the SPDR Utilities Select Sector (XLU) was down 8.5% just in last month through the 30th and is up only about …

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