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#4 – Northwest Natural Gas

Northwest Natural Gas

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The 2010 J.D. Power and Associates Gas Utility Residential Customer Study has ranked Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE: NWN) number one in the West among large utilities for customer satisfaction. Even more important than NWN’s top ranking was the fact that it improved its customer satisfaction score by 18 points compared to last year’s.

That’s a good sign for the health of the company. And with a 3.5% dividend yield and payouts since 1952, income investors can also take comfort in this stock’s regular distributions.

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