Hybrid utilities’ total returns
Exelon (EXC) has outperformed peers in terms of total returns in the last 12 months. Total returns reflect a combined return of both stock appreciation and dividends paid during a specific period. Total returns for Exelon came in at 10% while the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) returned 10% as well.
The chart above compares total returns in the last one year. FirstEnergy’s (FE) total returns severely lagged behind peers and came in at -8% due to the solid plunge in its stock. Its dividends were also flat compared to the last few years.
You can read more about top utilities’ total returns in This Utility Has Beaten Broader Markets for the Past Five Years.