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#3 – Duke Energy

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When it comes to dividends, you’ll rarely find a better sector for high-yield stocks than utilities. And when it comes to utilities, there are few that are bigger and better than Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE: DUK).

The company boasts a $23 billion market cap and a 5.5% yield. Admittedly, DUK stock has lagged the market lately and big Wall Street firms have downgraded Duke. But my analysis shows that this is a signal to buy at a bargain.

Legalized monopolies like utilities are great low-risk investments if you strike at the right time, and that time is now for DUK stock.

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