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  • 13 Highest Dividend Paying Diversified Utilities 0 comments
    Mar 6, 2013 5:12 AM | about stocks: TAC, EXC, AEE, PEG, VVC, WR, CNP, NVE, ES, NI, UGI, MDU, NRG, ETE

    Highest dividend paying diversified utilities originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". A safe and high income is a dream from most of us. For sure, safe and high incomes without any kind of risk are impossible but out there are still some sectors and industries with companies which have a high possibility to fulfill these items. Let me mention one thing: Safe dividends do not exist and a safe dividend is no growing dividend. If your income does not grow over the long-run, you will get poorer and poorer due to the inflation pressure.

    Not enough, if your company does not hike prices and grow it will lose earnings and must cut dividends in the future. Growth is the key and not safe dividends. Today I like to scout the utility sector by the highest dividend paying opportunities. The sector is one of the smallest branched ones because of its five sub industries. I will focus on the diversified utility industry today which has already 24 stocks listed. The industry is the highest dividend paying industry (4.64 percent average yield) from the utility sector and also the biggest branch with a total market capitalization of $11.41 trillion.

    Nearly all 22 companies from the diversified utility industry pay dividends. Linked is a small table with some fundamentals of the highest dividend paying stocks with a market capitalization of more than USD 2 billion. It's always good to have a bigger stock with a diversified business model.

    Thirteen diversified utilities fulfilled my criteria of which five have a current buy or better rating.

    Here is the full table with some fundamentals:

    13 Highest Dividend Paying Diversified Utilities....

    Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.37 and forward P/E ratio is 16.76. The dividend yield has a value of 4.17 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.84 and price to sales ratio 1.43. The operating margin amounts to 10.98 percent and the beta ratio is 0.61. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 1.87.

    Related stock ticker symbols:

    TAC, EXC, AEE, PEG, VVC, WR, CNP, NVE, NU, NI, UGI, MDU, NRG, ETE

    Selected Articles:

    · 12 Best Yielding Utilities With Double-Digit EPS Growth Potential

    · 20 Stocks To Buy | The Most Recommended Utilities At The Market

    · Best Utility Dividend Stock Picks For 2013

    · 10 Large Cap Utilities With Highest Expected EPS Growth

    Stocks: TAC, EXC, AEE, PEG, VVC, WR, CNP, NVE, ES, NI, UGI, MDU, NRG, ETE
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