Best Electric Utilities Dividend Stocks

Electric utilities engage in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. Usually these companies conduct business in regulated markets, meaning strict guidelines are imposed by federal, state, and local governments. In fact, most electric utilities operate as legal monopolies. Electric utilities are among the most popular stocks for dividend investors because they have very stable businesses and offer much higher-than-average dividend yields.

2.69%

Electric Utilities Industry Dividend Yield*

*Calculated as the simple average of dividend yields in this group
Stock Symbol Company Name DARS™ Rating (?) Dividend Yield Current Price Annual Dividend Ex- Div Date Pay Date
SO Southern Company 4.36% $51.33 $2.24 8/11 9/6
DUK Duke Energy 4.29% $79.66 $3.42 8/10 9/16
AEP American Electric Power 3.47% $64.57 $2.24 8/8 9/9
DTE DTE Energy 3.32% $92.90 $3.08 9/15 10/15
BKH Black Hills Corp 2.87% $58.51 $1.68 8/16 9/1
CNL Cleco CP 0.00% $55.36 $0.00 2/4 2/16
D Dominion Resources 3.78% $74.16 $2.80 8/31 9/20
EDE Empire District Electric 3.08% $33.82 $1.04 8/30 9/15
ETR Entergy Corp 4.35% $78.20 $3.40 8/9 9/1
EIX Edison International 2.64% $72.72 $1.92 9/28 10/31
FE First Energy 4.40% $32.73 $1.44 8/3 9/1
GXP Great Plains Energy 3.87% $27.16 $1.05 8/25 9/20
HE Hawaiian Electric Industries 4.13% $30.01 $1.24 8/22 9/12
IDA Idacorp 2.68% $76.07 $2.04 8/3 8/30
ORA Ormat Technologies 0.58% $48.40 $0.28 8/10 8/23
OGE OGE Energy 3.53% $31.13 $1.10 7/6 7/29
OTTR Otter Tail Corp 3.65% $34.24 $1.25 8/11 9/10
POM Pepco Holdings 0.00% $26.93 $0.00 12/8 12/31
PNW Pinnacle West Capital 3.33% $75.04 $2.50 7/28 9/1
PPL PPL Corporation 4.37% $34.78 $1.52 9/7 10/3
TE TECO Energy, Inc. 0.00% $27.64 $0.00 8/11 8/26
UIL UIL Holdings 0.00% $50.10 $0.00 12/10 1/4
UNS Unisource Energy 0.00% $60.59 $0.00 9/3 9/25
XEL Xcel Energy 3.29% $41.36 $1.36 6/14 7/20
ITC ITC Holdings 1.66% $45.22 $0.75 5/27 6/15
POR Portland General Electric 3.04% $42.11 $1.28 9/22 10/17
TAC Transalta Corp 3.69% $4.34 $0.16 8/30 10/1
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. 4.92% $47.94 $2.36 8/29 9/30
NEE NextEra Energy, Inc. 2.88% $120.94 $3.48 8/26 9/15
CVA Covanta Holding Corporation 6.72% $14.89 $1.00 6/23 7/6
AT Atlantic Power Corp 0.00% $2.58 $0.00 11/25 12/31
CIG Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais repr non vtg pfd ADR 0.00% $2.67 $0.00 5/2 NA
DYN Dynegy Inc (DE) Cl A 0.00% $12.67 $0.00 5/30 6/17
ELP Companhia Paranaense De Energia - COPEL ADR (Sponsored) Pfd. ADR 0.00% $10.17 $0.00 4/29 NA
KEP Korea Electric Power Corp ADR (Sponsored) ADR 5.29% $25.86 $1.37 12/26 NA
PAM Pampa Energia SA ADR (Sponsored) Level 1 ADR 0.00% $25.06 $0.00 1/11 NA
EE El Paso Electric Co. 2.71% $45.69 $1.24 9/12 9/30
NRG NRG Energy Inc. 0.99% $12.11 $0.12 7/28 8/15
PPL-W PPL Corporation Corporate Units NA NA $0.00 4/11 5/1
AES The AES Corporation 3.65% $12.07 $0.44 7/28 8/15
SPKE Spark Energy Inc NA NA $1.45 8/25 9/13
ABY Abengoa Yield PLC 6.13% $18.91 $1.16 8/29 9/15
ELLO Ellomay Capital Ltd. NA NA $0.00 4/4 4/20
ENIA Enersis Americas SA NA NA $0.42 5/13 NA
ENIC Enersis Chile SA - ADR NA NA $0.00 5/13 NA
EOCA Endesa Americas SA - ADR NA NA $0.00 5/13 NA
EOCC Empresa Nacional de Electricidad NA NA $0.75 5/13 NA