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NEE, DUK, SO, and D: Comparing Top Utilities’ Total Returns

Vincent Kruger
NEE, DUK, SO, and D: Comparing Top Utilities’ Total Returns

In this part, let’s see how the top utilities played out in terms of total returns. Renewables giant NextEra Energy (NEE) recently outperformed its peer utilities in terms of total returns. In the past 12 months, it has returned 16%, beating the returns of the broader utilities. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) has returned 11%, whereas the SPDR S&P 500 has returned 19% in the same period.