SO, DUK, and NEE: How Top Utilities’ Total Returns Stack Up
Southern Company (SO) has underperformed many of its peers in terms of total returns. In the last one year, it has returned a mere 3%, while utilities at large (XLU) have returned 9%. Total return is a more precise way to assess utilities’ performance, as it considers capital appreciation and dividends in the specific period as well.
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Broader markets (SPY) gave total returns of 20% in the last one year.