Among the top utilities, Duke Energy (DUK), the second-biggest utility by market cap, stock beat its peers in November. The stock rose more than 8%, while NextEra Energy (NEE) stock rose 6%. Southern Company (SO) and Dominion Energy (D) gained 5% and 2%, respectively, in November. Utilities rose more than 2%. The SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY), an indicator of broader markets, rose marginally last month.