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S&P 500 Utilities Stocks with Maximum Upside Potential


Jul. 16 2019, Updated 3:12 p.m. ET

Analysts’ target prices

In this part, we’ll discuss the utility stocks that offer a handsome potential upside for the next year. PG&E (PCG) stock offers a handsome upside potential of 71% going forward. Wall Street analysts have given it a median target price of $40.2 compared to its current market price of $22.8. PG&E could be a risky bet due to uncertainties associated with the company regarding its alleged involvement in the wildfires. PG&E’s dividend suspension last year and ambiguity about its earnings could boost investors’ unease.

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Strong upside potential

Analysts have given NRG Energy (NRG) stock a median target price of $44.5, which implies an upside potential of almost 20% from its current price of $37.2 over the next 12 months.

Analysts’ median target price of $16.2 for AES (AES) stock implies an upside of 12% compared to its current market price of $14.5 over the next 12 months.

Edison International (EIX) also offers a strong upside potential going forward. Edison International has a median target price of $66.5—compared to its current market price of $56.1, which indicates a potential upside of 18.4% for the next 12 months.

Sempra Energy (SRE) stock offers a potential upside of ~13% based on analysts’ median target price of $125.9. Currently, Sempra Energy is trading at $111.8.

To learn more about the biggest utility stocks and analysts’ views, read The Top Ten S&P 500 Utility Stocks by Market Capitalization.


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