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: 4.36 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Alternative Power Generation 3 3.05 %
Electric Utilities 46 3.90 %
Gas Distributors 15 6.78 %
Water Utilities 5 1.67 %

Average yield of the sector: 3.23 %

Calculated as the simple average of company dividend yields in this group.
Sector Company Count Sector Dividend Yield
Alternative Power Generation 3 4.80 %
Electric Utilities 5
Gas Distributors 1 2.37 %
Water Utilities 6 2.52 %

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 46 dividend stocks in the sector: Utilities

Ticker Company name Close Price Capitalization Dividend Yield P/E ratio
Suburban Propane Partners LP SPH Suburban Propane Partners LP 22.83 USD 1.4 B 10.51 % 20.47
PPL Corp. PPL PPL Corp. 29.41 USD 21 B 5.61 % 11.93
SGU Star Group LP 9.59 USD 470 M 5.21 % 22.34
Fortis, Inc. FTS Fortis, Inc. 41.00 USD 18 B 4.39 % 21.09
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. AQN Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. 12.88 USD 6.4 B 4.38 % 18.69
The Southern Co. SO The Southern Co. 57.48 USD 60 B 4.31 % 13.43
Duke Energy Corp. DUK Duke Energy Corp. 89.77 USD 65 B 4.21 % 19.81
Genie Energy Ltd. GNE Genie Energy Ltd. 7.15 USD 190 M 4.20 % 12.09
CenterPoint Energy, Inc. CNP CenterPoint Energy, Inc. 27.87 USD 14 B 4.13 % 24.40
The AES Corp. AES The AES Corp. 15.20 USD 9.8 B 3.59 % 25.43
Avangrid, Inc. AGR Avangrid, Inc. 49.27 USD 15 B 3.57 % 26.70
FirstEnergy Corp. FE FirstEnergy Corp. 44.68 USD 23 B 3.40 % 21.50
OGE Energy Corp. OGE OGE Energy Corp. 43.10 USD 8.5 B 3.39 % 20.66
Consolidated Edison, Inc. ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. 87.20 USD 29 B 3.39 % 20.60
Avista Corp. AVA Avista Corp. 46.48 USD 3 B 3.33 % 15.50
Entergy Corp. ETR Entergy Corp. 109.19 USD 22 B 3.33 % 21.12
NorthWestern Corp. NWE NorthWestern Corp. 71.09 USD 3.5 B 3.24 % 16.64
Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. PEG Public Service Enterprise Group, Inc. 58.10 USD 29 B 3.24 % 20.03
Exelon Corp. EXC Exelon Corp. 45.13 USD 43 B 3.21 % 19.24
Pinnacle West Capital Corp. PNW Pinnacle West Capital Corp. 94.12 USD 11 B 3.13 % 20.99
MDU Resources Group, Inc. MDU MDU Resources Group, Inc. 26.73 USD 5.3 B 3.03 % 18.19
American Electric Power Co., Inc. AEP American Electric Power Co., Inc. 90.23 USD 45 B 2.97 % 22.53
EVRG Evergy, Inc. 64.45 USD 15 B 2.95 % 27.32
DTE Energy Co. DTE DTE Energy Co. 129.29 USD 24 B 2.92 % 21.29
Spire, Inc. (Missouri) SR Spire, Inc. (Missouri) 82.59 USD 4.1 B 2.87 % 21.88
Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. HE Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. 44.71 USD 4.8 B 2.86 % 23.91
Sempra Energy SRE Sempra Energy 138.88 USD 38 B 2.79 % 19.72
ALLETE, Inc. ALE ALLETE, Inc. 85.10 USD 4.4 B 2.76 % 22.32
Portland General Electric Co. POR Portland General Electric Co. 56.30 USD 5 B 2.74 % 25.18
Eversource Energy ES Eversource Energy 78.64 USD 26 B 2.72 % 29.01
UGI Corp. UGI UGI Corp. 48.21 USD 8.1 B 2.70 % 25.33
Black Hills Corp. BKH Black Hills Corp. 77.17 USD 4.7 B 2.62 % 20.34
WEC Energy Group, Inc. WEC WEC Energy Group, Inc. 90.44 USD 29 B 2.61 % 26.06
NJR New Jersey Resources Corp. 45.22 USD 4 B 2.59 % 29.67
CMS Energy Corp. CMS CMS Energy Corp. 61.20 USD 17 B 2.50 % 29.71
UNITIL Corp. UTL UNITIL Corp. 59.64 USD 880 M 2.48 % 20.03
Ameren Corp. AEE Ameren Corp. 76.64 USD 19 B 2.48 % 23.60
SWX Southwest Gas Holdings, Inc. 90.03 USD 4.8 B 2.42 % 23.72
RGC Resources, Inc. RGCO RGC Resources, Inc. 27.79 USD 220 M 2.37 % 25.51
IDA IDACORP, Inc. 108.03 USD 5.4 B 2.33 % 24.31
El Paso Electric Co. EE El Paso Electric Co. 66.41 USD 2.7 B 2.32 % 29.97
ONE Gas, Inc. OGS ONE Gas, Inc. 91.20 USD 4.8 B 2.19 % 26.89
Vistra Energy Corp. VST Vistra Energy Corp. 23.69 USD 11 B 2.11 % 26.28
Atmos Energy Corp. ATO Atmos Energy Corp. 110.44 USD 13 B 1.90 % 26.07
Chesapeake Utilities Corp. CPK Chesapeake Utilities Corp. 95.21 USD 1.5 B 1.70 % 25.87
NRG Energy, Inc. NRG NRG Energy, Inc. 35.47 USD 8.7 B 0.34 % 19.49