Which US Utility Returned the Most in 2016?



Total returns

Total return considers the stock appreciation and dividends paid in a particular period. Midsize utility CenterPoint Energy (CNP) leads the pack, with skyrocketing total returns of 32% in 2016. Its epic stock rally prominently drove returns.


By comparison, the largest utility by market capitalization, Duke Energy (DUK), returned 10%, while PPL Corporation (PPL) delivered total returns of 2% in the same period.

Notably, leading merchant power player NRG Energy (NRG) returned 4% in 2016, while hybrid utility FirstEnergy (FE) returned 2%.

Continue to the next and final part of this series for a summary of utilities’ growth outlook for 2017.

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