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5 Diversified Utilities Stocks to Buy Now

NGG, BKH, DTE, PEG, CNP improve in weekly rankings

   

This week, five Diversified Utilities stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

National Grid (NYSE:NGG) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. National Grid owns and operates the electricity transmission network in England and Wales, the gas transmission network in Great Britain, and electricity transmission networks in the Northeastern United States. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Equity and Cash Flow, NGG also gets A’s. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NGG stock.

Black Hills (NYSE:BKH) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. Black Hills is an energy company engaged in electric utilities and gas utilities segments, non-regulated energy group comprises oil and gas, power generation, and non-regulated energy groups. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKH stock.

This week, DTE Energy’s (NYSE:DTE) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. DTE Energy provides electricity and natural gas sales, distribution and storage services throughout southeastern Michigan. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DTE stock.

Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Public Service Enterprise Group is a public utility holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PEG stock.

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. CenterPoint Energy is a public utility holding company that operates electric transmission and distribution facilities, interstate pipelines, and facilities for gathering, processing, and treating natural gas. The stock’s trailing PE Ratio is 8.90. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CNP stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.


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