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US Utilities Returned 20% Last Year, and NextEra Tops

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Sep. 26 2016, Updated 10:04 a.m. ET

US utilities’ total return

Renewables giant NextEra Energy (NEE) has outperformed peers by a huge margin in the past year, returning nearly 33%, which includes both dividends and capital gain. The stock has contributed a ~20% gain since the beginning of the year.

US utilities (FXU)(XLU) have returned 24% in the same period. Remember, the total return metric considers stock appreciation and dividends paid during a particular period.

One big question remains: What’s NextEra’s most recent implied volatility? Continue to the next part for a look.

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