#10: Entergy (ETR)
It’s a darn good thing Entergy (ETR) has one of the highest yields of all the dividend stocks in the S&P 500, because shares are off 3% over the last year. Thankfully, the fat yield on the dividend allows ETR stock to claim a total return of 1.5% for the last 52 weeks.
2013 was a rough year on a number of fronts for Entergy. Expenses are on the rise, and a planned spinoff of its electric-transmission business was pushed into 2014.
Worst of all, it’s just not a good time to be an electric company. Natural gas prices are historically low, which is weighing on power prices.