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10 Large Cap Utilities With Highest Expected EPS Growth

Utilities With Highest Growth Forecasts And Positive Dividend Payments Researched By “”. A sector with high dividends and reliability dividend payments is the utility sector. If you look into this sector, you can find only 121 companies which have a summarized market capitalization of USD 21.89 billion. The average P/E of the sector amounts to 15.36 and the dividend yield is around 4.34 percent.

Utilities are often ex-growth and loaded with huge amounts of debt. There is very capital intensive and growth needs huge cash. I made a screen of the fastest growing stocks in terms of earnings per share over the mid-term (next five years). In addition I observed only those companies with a market capitalization over USD 10 billion and a positive dividend yield. Exactly 10 companies remained of which four are currently recommended to buy.

Here is the full table with some fundamentals (TTM):
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10 Large Cap Utilities (Click to enlarge)

Take a closer look at the full table of the fastest growing utilities with best dividends. The average P/E ratio amounts to 19.04 and forward P/E ratio is 15.11. The dividend yield has a value of 3.91 percent. Price to book ratio is 1.83 and price to sales ratio 1.87. The operating margin amounts to 21.50 percent. The average stock has a debt to equity ratio of 1.60.

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  1. Energy utilities are purveyors of a necessity, usually at government-regulated prices and restricted competition. Due to utility distribution regulations, they are considered generally reliable and predicable businesses, though issues such as the recent renewed concern over nuclear power can occur, as well as market volatility.

    The regulated nature of their businesses tends to make utility dividends reasonably secure, and also designate the equities as classic "widow and orphan" stocks. Their relative security means that the dividends and equity are unlikely to grow at a rapid pace.

  2. Anonymous11/08/2012

    Dividend-paying stocks have been a go-to for income investors frustrated with today's paltry bond yields. In fact, mutual funds featuring dividend stocks have been consistently pulling in new cash, in contrast to the investor exodus from other stock-fund categories.

    Investors have poured $16 billion into U.S. dividend equity mutual funds since the beginning of the year and have withdrawn $25 billion from non-dividend funds, according to EPFR Global. Over the past four months,large-cap defensive sectors typically populated with dividend-paying stocks (think utilities, healthcare, telecommunications, and consumer staples) are clobbering the broader market. Telecom is up 14 percent and utilities are up 7 percent compared to a 1.2 percent drop in the S&P 500-stock index over the same stretch.

    But investors often forget the most fundamental of investing tenets: Too much of a good thing is not always so good. Turning to dividend stocks, especially at this stage, may be an overvaluation trap.


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