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Utilities Could Be Growth Engines

They’re called “widow & orphan” stocks for a reason. Thanks to their stable nature, the firms that supply power, water and gas aren’t thought of as exciting. Historically, investors have used utility stocks as boring dividend payers and anchors for their portfolios for decades. Steady fixed costs and revenues result in high dividend yields. Ultimately, they could be thought of as bond proxies.

Well, investors may want to reanalyze how they think about utility stocks.

Thanks to plenty of advancements in technology and green generation, utilities aren’t the stodgy power producers of yesteryear. Perhaps, they have more in common with tech stocks these days than ever before. For investors, it might be time to reevaluate our relationship with the sector.

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