1/09/2012

15 Utility Dividend Stocks With Buy Or Better Rating

Utility Stocks With Buy Or Better Recommendation Researched by Dividend Yield - Stock, Capital, Investment. Here is a current overview of large capitalized stocks (more than USD 10 billion market capitalization) with a dividend yield of more than 3 percent as well as a buy or better recommendation from brokerage firms. 15 utility stocks fulfilled these criteria of which 12 have a buy rating and 3 a strong buy recommendation. Four stocks are high yields with a yield above 5 percent.

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National Grid plc (ADR) (NYSE: NGG) has a market capitalization of $33.54 billion. The company employs 27,089 people, generates revenues of $22,135.63 million and has a net income of $3,338.17 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $7,721.16 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 34.88 percent (operating margin 26.15 percent and the net profit margin finally 15.08 percent).


The total debt representing 50.00 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 256.05 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 32.57 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $4.74. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.81 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 9.95, Price/Sales 1.52 and Price/Book ratio 2.36. Dividend Yield: 6.36 percent. The beta ratio is 0.61.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of National Grid plc (ADR) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term History of Dividends from National Grid plc (ADR) (NYSE: NGG) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of National Grid plc (ADR) (NYSE: NGG) (Click to enlarge)


Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) has a market capitalization of $27.24 billion. The company employs 19,214 people, generates revenues of $18,644.00 million and has a net income of $2,563.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $6,801.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 36.48 percent (operating margin 25.35 percent and the net profit margin finally 13.75 percent).


The total debt representing 24.72 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 95.24 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 19.56 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $3.63. Last fiscal year, the company paid $2.10 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 11.31, Price/Sales 1.46 and Price/Book ratio 2.01. Dividend Yield: 5.11 percent. The beta ratio is 0.58.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Exelon Corporation (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term History of Dividends from Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Exelon Corporation (NYSE: EXC) (Click to enlarge)


PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) has a market capitalization of $16.49 billion. The company employs 13,809 people, generates revenues of $8,521.00 million and has a net income of $976.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $2,419.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 28.39 percent (operating margin 21.86 percent and the net profit margin finally 11.45 percent).


The total debt representing 40.68 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 162.69 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 13.88 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.64. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.40 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 10.79, Price/Sales 1.94 and Price/Book ratio 1.68. Dividend Yield: 4.91 percent. The beta ratio is 0.42.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of PPL Corporation (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term History of Dividends from PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) (Click to enlarge)


Edison International (NYSE: EIX) has a market capitalization of $13.16 billion. The company employs 20,117 people, generates revenues of $12,409.00 million and has a net income of $1,303.00 million. The firm’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) amounts to $3,766.00 million. Because of these figures, the EBITDA margin is 30.35 percent (operating margin 17.13 percent and the net profit margin finally 10.50 percent).


The total debt representing 27.53 percent of the company’s assets and the total debt in relation to the equity amounts to 109.09 percent. Due to the financial situation, a return on equity of 12.21 percent was realized. Twelve trailing months earnings per share reached a value of $2.95. Last fiscal year, the company paid $1.26 in form of dividends to shareholders.


Here are the price ratios of the company: The P/E ratio is 13.67, Price/Sales 1.06 and Price/Book ratio 1.24. Dividend Yield: 3.22 percent. The beta ratio is 0.66.


Long-Term Stock History Chart Of Edison International (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term History of Dividends from Edison International (NYSE: EIX) (Click to enlarge)


Long-Term Dividend Yield History of Edison International (NYSE: EIX) (Click to enlarge)

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):

15 Utility Dividend Stocks With Buy Or Better Rating (Click to enlarge)

Take a closer look at the full table. The average price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 14.09 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 13.05. The dividend yield has a value of 4.36 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.69 and price to sales ratio 1.71. The operating margin amounts to 19.27 percent.

Related stock ticker symbols:
NGG, CIG, FE, EXC, PPL, AEP, PCG, EOC, ENI, PEG, TRP, XEL, NEE, SRE, EIX

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