How Has NextEra Energy Performed among Peers in Total Returns?
Utilities: total returns
The total returns of utilities (IDU) have surged drastically due to the sharp rises of this sector’s stocks in 2016. Impressive quarterly dividends from utilities have also outperformed broader equities by a huge margin.
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The chart above shows the total returns delivered by top US utilities in the past year. Remember, total returns measure the capital gain as well as the dividends distributed in that particular period.
Notably, renewables giant NextEra Energy (NEE) has outperformed peer utilities in the past year with returns of 33%. Southern Company (SO) and Duke Energy (DUK) respectively delivered 23% and 31% in returns in the past year.
Now let’s look at valuations.