#8: Pepco Holdings (POM)
POM Dividend Yield: 5.23%
Pepco Holdings (POM) is another electric and gas utility that throws off a big yield. Rising prices for natural gas and electricity — which move together — have given POM stock a boost. Pepco stock is up 10% since the start of the year.
Pepco beat Wall Street’s fourth-quarter profit estimate, helped by higher electric distribution revenue, and set a full-year target of $1.12 to $1.27 per share. Although gas prices fall with the onset of spring, POM stock derives most of its revenue from electricity, which sees a spike in demand every summer.