5 Diversified Utilities Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | April 8, 2013 2:00 pm

This week, five Diversified Utilities stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, Black Hills (NYSE:BKH[2]) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). 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. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum and Margin Growth, BKH also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKH stock[3].

DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE[4]) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. DTE Energy provides electricity and natural gas sales, distribution and storage services throughout southeastern Michigan. The current dividend yield is 2.5%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DTE stock[5].

Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE:PEG[6]) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Public Service Enterprise Group is a public utility holding company. The stock price has risen 5.7% over the past month, better than the 0.6% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PEG stock[7].

CenterPoint Energy (NYSE:CNP[8]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CNP stock[9].

This week, National Grid’s (NYSE:NGG[10]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. 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. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NGG stock[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[12] 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[13].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. BKH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BKH
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BKH
  4. DTE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DTE
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DTE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=DTE
  6. PEG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PEG
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PEG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PEG
  8. CNP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CNP
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CNP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CNP
  10. NGG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NGG
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NGG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NGG
  12. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  13. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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