12 Electric Utilities Stocks to Buy Now

This week, 12 Electric Utilities stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) improves from a D to a B rating this week. Duke Energy Corporation provides electric power, gas, and other energy services in North and South America. The company also gets A’s in earnings momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DUK stock.

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (PNW) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Pinnacle West Capital Corporation is a utility holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNW stock.

Eversource Energy (ES) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Eversource Energy provides technical services to the nuclear industry. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ES stock.

ALLETE, Inc. (ALE) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. ALLETE, Inc. generates, transmits, and distributes electric power in the United States. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, earnings revisions, and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ALE stock.

Avangrid, Inc. (AGR) earns a A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGR stock.

This week, Portland General Electric Company (POR) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Portland General Electric Company is an electric utility involved in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in Oregon. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of POR stock.

This week, Xcel Energy Inc.’s (XEL) ratings are up from a B last week to a A. Xcel Energy Inc. is a holding company that is engaged in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and natural gas. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of XEL stock.

ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. ITC Holdings Corp. transmits electricity from electricity generating stations to local electricity distribution facilities. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ITC stock.

This is a strong week for PPL Corporation (PPL). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. PPL Corporation is a utility holding company that generates and markets electricity. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PPL stock.

Great Plains Energy Incorporated’s (GXP) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Great Plains Energy Incorporated engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GXP stock.

The rating of Empire District Electric Company (EDE) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Empire District Electric Company generates, purchases, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EDE stock.

Korea Electric Power Corporation Sponsored ADR’s (KEP) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a A from last week’s B. Korea Electric Power Corporation Sponsored ADR generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to South Korea for a variety of uses. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth, earnings growth, earnings revisions, earnings surprise, return on equity, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of KEP 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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