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Our Outlook for Utilities Stocks

Utilities show no signs of slowing down with yields that look as good as ever.

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  • With long-term interest rates stuck at historic lows, the utilities sector's 4% average dividend yield and steady growth prospects remain attractive.
  • Power prices have ticked up following rising natural gas prices, but disconnects remain between bullish fundamentals and forward market prices.
  • After a record-warm 2012 winter, the cold and lengthy 2013 winter offers what should be impressive first-quarter usage growth numbers.

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Travis Miller does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.