Southern Company’s Total Returns Compared to Its Peers
Despite a decent dividend profile, Southern Company (SO) underperformed broader utilities in terms of total returns in the past year. Including dividends, it returned -3%, while the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) returned 9.5% during the same period.
Southern Company’s dividends contributed to its total returns, but its stock price movement took away most of its gains.
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Renewables giant NextEra Energy (NEE) thrashed its peers during this period—its total returns were 19%. NextEra Energy beat the broader markets as well.
You can read how NextEra Energy managed to beat its peers in Earnings Growth Is Key to NextEra Energy’s Outperformance.