Dividends → Utilities

Dividends represent one part of the company’s profits from the previous period. The company distributes them between its owner-shareholders. Businesses may pay out dividends, but they are not obliged to. The method that is used to calculate the dividend is described in the company's dividend policy or articles of association. The clearer and more transparent the calculation principle, the more investors love the company. Many factors affect whether dividends are paid out. The main ones are the need for financing by major shareholders and tax optimization. So, if the state in the person of a fund or state-supported organization is one of the shareholders, the payment of regular dividends is practically guaranteed. The same is true, but to a lesser extent, in the case of a serious debt burden that is incurred by one of the business owners.

Dividend stocks by industries

Average yield of the sector: 2.18 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Alternative Power Generation 3 1.73 %
Electric Utilities 46 2.38 %
Gas Distributors 15 2.30 %
Water Utilities 5 0.43 %

Average yield of the sector: 1.69 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Alternative Power Generation 3 1.47 %
Electric Utilities 5 1.93 %
Gas Distributors 1 2.31 %
Water Utilities 6 1.50 %

Average yield of the sector:

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Electric Utilities 54

Average yield of the sector:

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield

TOP 50 dividend stocks in the sector: Utilities

Ticker Company name Close Price Capitalization Dividend Yield P/E ratio
SGU Star Group LP 9.34 USD 460 M 5.35 % 21.76
PPL Corp. PPL PPL Corp. 33.91 USD 25 B 4.87 % 13.60
Fortis, Inc. FTS Fortis, Inc. 40.61 USD 18 B 4.70 % 14.87
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. 25.48 USD 13 B 4.51 % 20.10
Avangrid, Inc. AGR Avangrid, Inc. 48.75 USD 15 B 3.61 % 25.32
OGE Energy Corp. OGE OGE Energy Corp. 43.37 USD 8.7 B 3.57 % 19.16
Consolidated Edison, Inc. ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. 87.73 USD 29 B 3.37 % 20.61
Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. PEG Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. 60.89 USD 31 B 3.09 % 21.15
NiSource, Inc. NI NiSource, Inc. 26.50 USD 9.9 B 3.02 % 21.47
UGI Corp. UGI UGI Corp. 43.19 USD 9 B 3.01 % 28.94
The AES Corp. AES The AES Corp. 18.45 USD 12 B 2.96 % 24.09
Spire, Inc. (Missouri) SR Spire, Inc. (Missouri) 80.61 USD 4.1 B 2.94 % 21.35
SWX Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. 76.71 USD 4.2 B 2.84 % 21.05
ARTNA Artesian Resources Corp. 36.41 USD 340 M 2.74 % 22.85
Alliant Energy Corp. LNT Alliant Energy Corp. 52.88 USD 13 B 2.69 % 23.67
WEC Energy Group, Inc. WEC WEC Energy Group, Inc. 88.07 USD 28 B 2.68 % 25.36
Xcel Energy, Inc. XEL Xcel Energy, Inc. 60.87 USD 32 B 2.66 % 24.30
Sempra Energy SRE Sempra Energy 146.13 USD 41 B 2.65 % 16.28
Eversource Energy ES Eversource Energy 81.27 USD 26 B 2.63 % 29.20
Suburban Propane Partners LP SPH Suburban Propane Partners LP 23.10 USD 1.4 B 2.60 % 20.71
Ameren Corp. AEE Ameren Corp. 76.62 USD 19 B 2.58 % 23.45
IDA IDACORP, Inc. 104.34 USD 5.3 B 2.57 % 24.87
CMS Energy Corp. CMS CMS Energy Corp. 60.90 USD 17 B 2.51 % 27.79
El Paso Electric Co. EE El Paso Electric Co. 66.75 USD 2.7 B 2.31 % 28.70
MGE Energy, Inc. MGEE MGE Energy, Inc. 74.79 USD 2.6 B 1.89 % 29.95
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. AQN Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. 13.81 USD 7.1 B 1.35 % 17.26
Duke Energy Corp. DUK Duke Energy Corp. 88.58 USD 65 B 1.07 % 18.32
The Southern Co. SO The Southern Co. 62.20 USD 65 B 1.00 % 14.15
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. PNW Pinnacle West Capital Corp. 87.61 USD 9.8 B 0.89 % 19.68
Avista Corp. AVA Avista Corp. 46.96 USD 3.1 B 0.83 % 16.08
NorthWestern Corp. NWE NorthWestern Corp. 69.35 USD 3.5 B 0.83 % 16.75
FirstEnergy Corp. FE FirstEnergy Corp. 47.04 USD 25 B 0.83 % 22.17
DTE Energy Co. DTE DTE Energy Co. 123.84 USD 24 B 0.82 % 20.71
Exelon Corp. EXC Exelon Corp. 45.02 USD 44 B 0.81 % 18.90
Entergy Corp. ETR Entergy Corp. 116.71 USD 23 B 0.80 % 28.86
EVRG Evergy, Inc. 64.75 USD 15 B 0.78 % 24.89
American Electric Power Co., Inc. AEP American Electric Power Co., Inc. 89.56 USD 44 B 0.78 % 20.74
NJR New Jersey Resources Corp. 41.48 USD 3.7 B 0.75 % 27.21
ALLETE, Inc. ALE ALLETE, Inc. 80.66 USD 4.2 B 0.73 % 21.12
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. HE Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. 43.62 USD 4.8 B 0.73 % 23.62
MDU Resources Group, Inc. MDU MDU Resources Group, Inc. 29.01 USD 5.8 B 0.72 % 17.99
Otter Tail Corp. OTTR Otter Tail Corp. 49.25 USD 2 B 0.71 % 24.23
Black Hills Corp. BKH Black Hills Corp. 75.59 USD 4.6 B 0.71 % 20.61
Portland General Electric Co. POR Portland General Electric Co. 55.49 USD 5 B 0.69 % 24.54
UNITIL Corp. UTL UNITIL Corp. 60.06 USD 900 M 0.62 % 20.40
ONE Gas, Inc. OGS ONE Gas, Inc. 88.50 USD 4.7 B 0.56 % 25.93
Atmos Energy Corp. ATO Atmos Energy Corp. 109.49 USD 13 B 0.53 % 25.00
Vistra Energy Corp. VST Vistra Energy Corp. 26.20 USD 13 B 0.48 % 25.70
Chesapeake Utilities Corp. CPK Chesapeake Utilities Corp. 89.53 USD 1.5 B 0.45 % 24.29
NRG Energy, Inc. NRG NRG Energy, Inc. 39.80 USD 10 B 0.30 % 17.31