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.

3.69%

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 4.29% $52.24 $2.24 5/12 6/6
DUK Duke Energy 3.94% $83.76 $3.30 5/18 6/16
AEP American Electric Power 3.27% $68.54 $2.24 5/6 6/10
DTE DTE Energy 3.18% $96.71 $3.08 9/15 10/15
BKH Black Hills Corp 2.72% $61.83 $1.68 5/16 6/1
CNL Cleco CP 2.89% $55.36 $1.60 2/4 2/16
D Dominion Resources 3.67% $76.36 $2.80 6/1 6/20
EDE Empire District Electric 3.10% $33.54 $1.04 5/27 6/15
ETR Entergy Corp 4.30% $79.15 $3.40 5/10 6/1
EIX Edison International 2.52% $76.05 $1.92 6/28 7/31
FE First Energy 4.27% $33.73 $1.44 5/4 6/1
GXP Great Plains Energy 3.53% $29.73 $1.05 5/25 6/20
HE Hawaiian Electric Industries 3.60% $34.45 $1.24 5/26 6/15
IDA Idacorp 2.61% $78.11 $2.04 5/3 5/31
ORA Ormat Technologies 2.92% $42.43 $1.24 8/10 8/23
OGE OGE Energy 3.49% $31.50 $1.10 7/6 7/29
OTTR Otter Tail Corp 3.86% $32.38 $1.25 5/11 6/10
POM Pepco Holdings 4.01% $26.93 $1.08 12/8 12/31
PNW Pinnacle West Capital 3.17% $78.98 $2.50 7/28 9/1
PPL PPL Corporation 4.15% $36.61 $1.52 6/8 7/1
TE TECO Energy, Inc. 0.00% $27.67 $0.00 8/11 8/26
UIL UIL Holdings 3.45% $50.10 $1.73 12/10 1/4
UNS Unisource Energy 3.17% $60.59 $1.92 9/3 9/25
XEL Xcel Energy 3.11% $43.73 $1.36 6/14 7/20
ITC ITC Holdings 1.63% $46.06 $0.75 5/27 6/15
POR Portland General Electric 2.98% $42.93 $1.28 6/23 7/15
TAC Transalta Corp 2.45% $5.03 $0.12 5/27 7/1
BIP Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. 5.40% $42.22 $2.28 5/26 6/30
NEE NextEra Energy, Inc. 2.71% $128.45 $3.48 5/26 6/15
CVA Covanta Holding Corporation 6.30% $15.87 $1.00 6/23 7/6
EE El Paso Electric Co. 2.54% $46.39 $1.18 6/13 6/30
NRG NRG Energy Inc. 4.09% $14.17 $0.58 4/28 5/16
PPL-W PPL Corporation Corporate Units 8.10% $54.00 $4.38 4/11 5/1
AES The AES Corporation 3.74% $11.77 $0.44 4/28 5/16
SPKE Spark Energy Inc NA NA $1.45 5/26 6/14
ABY Abengoa Yield PLC 10.00% $17.20 $1.72 11/25 12/15