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Comparing the Yields of Utilities with the Highest Total Returns

Vincent Kruger
Comparing the Yields of Utilities with the Highest Total Returns

Utilities are generally preferred by investors because of their relatively high yields and stable dividend payments. On average, utilities are currently trading at a dividend yield of 3.5% compared to the broader market’s average yield of 1.8%. The utility stocks that have generated the highest total returns in the last five years are currently trading at lower dividend yields than the broader utilities’ average.