|Last Price$40.64||Day Change (%)-2.38%|
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|Day Range40.57–41.51||52-Week Range34.05–44.45|
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PSE&G's Earnings Rise, Beating Expectations
DividendInvestor editor Josh Peters sizes up dividend increases from Realty Income, Coca-Cola, and PSEG.
With solid growth prospects and dividend yields above 4%, income investors would be wise to consider high-quality utilities such as Southern Company, Duke, and Public Service Enterprise Group .
ITC Holdings, American Electric Power, and Public Service Enterprise Group are aggressively expanding into a wide-moat area of electric transmission.
Utilities' 23% total return through mid-December topped all sectors except for M&A-fueled health care.
iShares Global Infrastructure provides a broad, inexpensive way to invest in global infrastructure.
Top managers continue to focus on higher-quality dividend-paying stocks in a fully valued market.
Interest rate fears have weighed on the sector's absolute performance, but utilities' fundamentals remain strong for the most part.
Although the economy needs to improve before the Fed raises key rates, some dividend payers might act as good hedges amid higher rates, while others have something to lose, says Morningstar's Josh Peters.
Fast-approaching environmental regulation could reshape the utilities sector.