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D, DUK, and NEE: Which Utility Returned the Most?

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Dominion Resources (D) returned 10% in the last year, outperforming many of its peer utilities. NextEra Energy’s (NEE) total returns came in at 15%.

Total return is a more precise way of analyzing utilities’ performance, as it considers stock appreciation and dividends as well.

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In the last year, Duke Energy (DUK) has returned 8% while the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) returned 13%. Southern Company (SO) returned 5%.

To learn more about Southern Company’s dividends, please read Southern Company’s Dividend Profile and Outlook for 2017.

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