6 Electric Utilities Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | August 17, 2012 9:00 am

The grades of six Electric Utilities stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, Southern Co. (NYSE:SO[2]) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Southern Company provides electric service in the Southeastern United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SO stock[3].

This is a strong week for Entergy (NYSE:ETR[4]). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Entergy is an integrated energy company that is primarily focused on electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. The current dividend yield is 3.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETR stock[5].

PNM Resources (NYSE:PNM[6]) improves from a B to an A rating this week. PNM Resources is a holding company of energy and energy-related businesses. The stock has a trailing PE Ratio of 9.3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNM stock[7].

Westar Energy‘s (NYSE:WR[8]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. Westar Energy is an electric utility that produces, transmits and sells electricity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WR stock[9].

MGE Energy (NASDAQ:MGEE[10]) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. MGE Energy generates and distributes electricity to customers in Dane County, Wisconsin. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MGEE stock[11].

Brookfield Infrastructure (NYSE:BIP[12]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to an A. Brookfield Infrastructure Partners engages in the utilities, transportation and energy, and timber businesses. Shares of BIP have increased 8.1% over the past month, better than the 4.6% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BIP stock[13].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here[14].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. SO: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SO
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SO stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SO
  4. ETR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ETR
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ETR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ETR
  6. PNM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PNM
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PNM
  8. WR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WR
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WR
  10. MGEE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MGEE
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MGEE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=MGEE
  12. BIP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BIP
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BIP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BIP
  14. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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