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These S&P 500 Utility Stocks Offer the Most Potential Upside

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Nov. 20 2020, Updated 4:52 p.m. ET

Analyst price targets

NRG Energy (NRG), the leading merchant power player stock and one of the smallest components of the S&P 500 Utilities Index (XLU), has a mean price target of $36.50 against its current market price of $31.20, which indicates a potential upside of more than 17% for the next 12 months.

Deutsche Bank raised NRG’s price target from $40.0 to $44.0 last week. According to the Wall Street analyst consensus, Dominion Energy (D) stock has an estimated upside of more than 13% for the next 12 months. The company has a mean target price of $73.9 compared to its current market price of $65.3. Deutsche Bank cut Dominion’s price target from $78.0 to $73.0 on April 19, 2018.

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PPL (PPL) stock offers an attractive potential upside of approximately 16% in a year with a mean target price of $32.3. Currently, PPL stock is trading at $27.9. Exelon (EXC) stock has a mean price target of $42.7, which indicates an estimated upside of 10.6% over the next year. The stock is currently trading at $38.6.

UBS raised EXC’s price target from $44.0 to $47.0 last week. According to Wall Street analyst estimates, NiSource (NI) offers a potential upside of more than 10% for the next 12 months. It’s currently trading at $23.7 and has a mean price target of $26.2.

Check out all the data we have added to our quote pages. Now you can get a valuation snapshot, earnings and revenue estimates, and historical data as well as dividend info. Take a look!

For a comparison of the top utilities’ dividend profiles, read Analyzing the Biggest S&P 500 Utilities’ Dividend Profiles.

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