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The 20 Highest Recommended Utilities At The Market And Which You Should Buy

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January 08, 2013 – Comments (0) | RELATED TICKERS: NGG , AWK , EIX

Utilities with a buy or better rating originally published at "long-term-investments.blogspot.com". Some investors love utilities, others hate it. I am somewhere in the middle. I never invested money into the utility sector because I know that strong growth is nearly impossible at low investment cots. So you should not get a quick big return.

The good thing on utilities is that they generate stable cash flows and they can use the incoming money to pay high dividends and repurchase own shares. I believe that it makes more sense to buy bonds of those companies because if the company jumps into trouble the dividend payments and share buyback programs will be reduced as first. The bondholders suffer at the end.

However, I like to show you today which utilities are the most recommended at the market. I made a small list of the 20 best stocks which excludes stocks with a market capitalization below USD 2 billion because I personally think the risk should be much higher as for mid-capitalized stocks.

Below the 20 hottest utilities are pay sixteen a dividend; two are high-yields.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals:

20 Most Recommended Utilities At The Market...

Take a closer look at the full list. The average P/E ratio amounts to 28.43 and forward P/E ratio is 21.15. The dividend yield has a value of 2.78 percent. Price to book ratio is 2.63 and price to sales ratio 1.87. The operating margin amounts to 13.51 percent and the beta ratio is 0.79. Stocks from the list have an average debt to equity ratio of 2.56.

Related stock ticker symbols:

CIG, NGG, LNT, IDA, NU, UGI, TRGP, OKE, EIX, OGE, SBS, AWK, NRG, AES, EQT, HNP, ELP, CPN, KEP, WGP

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