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How Duke Energy Fared in 1Q17 and What to Expect Going Forward

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How Duke Energy’s Total Returns Compare with Peers

Duke Energy’s total returns

Duke Energy (DUK) has done quite well in terms of total returns compared to peers recently. It has returned 8% in the last one year, marginally underperforming the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU). XLU returned 9% in the same period.

Total return is a more precise way to assess utilities’ performances, as it considers capital appreciation and dividends in the specific period as well.

How Duke Energy&#8217;s Total Returns Compare with Peers

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In comparison, Southern Company’s (SO) total returns stand at 3%, while NextEra Energy’s (NEE) total returns are near 16%. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) (SPX-INDEX) rose 20% in the same period.

To learn more about how utilities (XLU) may be positioned in 2017, check out Hawkish Fed or Helpful Weather: What Will Drive Utilities in 2017?

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