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NEE, DUK, SO, and D: Which Utility Offers Smarter Dividends?

Vincent Kruger
NEE, DUK, SO, and D: Which Utility Offers Smarter Dividends?

Among the utility giants, Southern Company (SO) offers the highest dividend yield of 5.4% against the peer average of 3.3%. The largest of them all, NextEra Energy (NEE), yields 2.6%, the lowest among the S&P 500 Utilities (XLU). Duke Energy (DUK) and Dominion Energy (D) yield 4.6% each.