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8 Electric Utilities Stocks with Energized Returns

Lighting the way to positive gains

   

Electricity is the fuel that feeds the fire of innovation and productivity. If we lose this, we lose our ability to live in the modern era. In other words, there is ample amounts of value in companies harnessing and distributing this energy source to billions of people daily. The following eight companies on this list are doing an excellent job of doing just that.

I watch more than 5,000 publicly traded companies with my Portfolio Grader tool, ranking companies by a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. And this week, I’ve got eight electric utility stocks with energized returns.

Here they are, in alphabetical order. Each one of these stocks gets an “A” or “B” according to my research, meaning it is a “strong buy” or “buy.”

American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP) owns numerous power companies across the U.S. In the past year, AEP stock has gained 10%, compared to a nearly 6% gain for the Dow Jones. AEP stock gets a “B” for operating margin growth, a “B” for earnings growth, a “B” for earnings momentum and a “B” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of AEP stock.

Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (NYSE:CIG) is involved with generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Brazil. In the past 12 months, CIG stock has climbed 28%. CIG stock gets an “A” for operating margin growth, an “A” for cash flow and an “A” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of CIG stock.

Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) is another energy company based in the Americas, and has experienced a stock gain of 18% in the last year. DUK stock gets an “A” for operating margin growth, a “B” for earnings momentum and a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of DUK stock.

Edison International (NYSE:EIX) is best known for owning Southern California Edison Company. EIX stock has jumped 11% in the past 12 months. EIX stock gets a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of EIX stock.

FirstEnergy (NYSE:FE) owns numerous power and electric companies in the United States. Since last February, FE stock has gained 8%. FE stock gets a “B” for sales growth, an “A” for earnings growth, an “A” for earnings momentum, a “B” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street and a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of FE stock.

NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) creates renewable energy from wind and solar projects. A 9% gain for NEE stock in the past year has left shareholders pleased with their initial stock purchase. NEE stock gets an “A” for earnings momentum and a “B” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of NEE stock.

PPL (NYSE:PPL) generates electricity from power plants in the northeastern, northwestern and southeastern United States. PPL is up 11% since last February. PPL stock gets an “A” for sales growth, an “A” for operating margin growth, a “B” for earnings growth, a “B” for its ability to exceed the consensus earnings estimates on Wall Street, a “B” for the magnitude in which earnings projections have increased over the past month and a “B” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of PPL stock.

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) is a holding company that owns power companies throughout the southeast U.S. SO stock rounds out the list with a gain of 18% in the past 12 months. SO stock gets a “B” for earnings momentum and a “B” for return on equity in my Portfolio Grader tool. For more information, view my complete analysis of SO stock.

Get more analysis of these picks and other publicly traded stocks with Louis Navellier’s Portfolio Grader tool, a 100% free stock rating tool that measures both quantitative buying pressure and eight fundamental factors.


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