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SRE, EIX, PCG: Analyzing Total Returns from California Utilities

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Aug. 8 2016, Updated 3:06 p.m. ET

Total returns

At $22 billion, Sempra Energy (SRE) underperformed its California peer utilities in total returns in the last year. Sempra returned nearly 13% while Edison International (EIX) returned 31%.

The state’s largest utility by market capitalization, PG&E (PCG), returned 29% in the last year.

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Total returns consider a capital gain and dividend paid during a specific period. The above graph compares total returns of the three utilities with that of the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU).

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