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These Three S&P 500 Utilities Have the Highest Dividend Growth

Vincent Kruger
These Three S&P 500 Utilities Have the Highest Dividend Growth

Utilities at large managed to raise their per-share dividends by an average of ~4% in the last five years compounded annually. NextEra Energy (NEE), the biggest utility by market cap and the largest component of the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), has increased its dividend by more than 10% in the last five years. In comparison, leading water utility American Water Works (AWK) has raised its dividend by 11%, while California-based Edison International (EIX) has reported the highest dividend growth of 12.4% compounded annually in the last five years.