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Is CenterPoint Energy an Apt Pick for 2017?

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Is CenterPoint Energy an Apt Pick for 2017? PART 4 OF 5

CNP, WEC, and DTE: Analyzing Utilities’ Dividend Yields

CenterPoint Energy: Dividend yield

Let’s see where CenterPoint Energy’s (CNP) dividend yield stands. It is currently trading at a dividend yield of 4.2%. The chart below shows utilities’ (XLU) current yields and their five-year historical averages. CNP’s yield is nearly at a 70 basis point premium compared to utilities as an industry.

CNP, WEC, and DTE: Analyzing Utilities’ Dividend Yields

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In comparison, CNP’s peer WEC Energy Group (WEC) is currently trading at a dividend yield of 3.5% while DTE Energy (DTE) is trading at a yield of 3.2%. The yield of utilities in general are trading at a fair premium compared to yields of broader markets.

For more information on the sector, please read NEE, SO, DUK: Which Utility Pays the Highest Dividend?

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