Top 10 Utility Stocks

Top 10 utilities stocks to watch in 2021. Utility stocks include electricity, natural gas, and water companies. Get the most updated comparison by key indicators and discover each stock’s price target as well as recommendations by top Wall Street experts.
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Comparison Results

Name
Price
Price Change
Analyst Price Target
Market Cap
Yearly Gain
Analyst Consensus
Smart Score
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UGI
$37.87
▼ $0.56 (1.46%)
$38.67
(2.11% Upside)
$8.05B-6.74%
0 Buy
2 Hold
1 Sell
Moderate Sell
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NRG Energy
$41.55
▲ $0.12 (0.29%)
$47.33
(13.91% Upside)
$9.54B20.53%
2 Buy
1 Hold
0 Sell
Moderate Buy
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Centerpoint Energy
$30.45
▼ $0.41 (1.33%)
$31.13
(2.23% Upside)
$19.43B21.15%
8 Buy
0 Hold
0 Sell
Strong Buy
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Exelon
$39.88
▼ $0.35 (0.87%)
$42.44
(6.42% Upside)
$39.98B8.53%
6 Buy
4 Hold
0 Sell
Moderate Buy
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American Water
$147.35
▼ $2.4 (1.6%)
$158.86
(7.81% Upside)
$27.23B-8.66%
3 Buy
4 Hold
0 Sell
Moderate Buy
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Brookfield Infrastructure
$36.75
▼ $0.14 (0.38%)
$45.00
(22.45% Upside)
$21.87B1.83%
4 Buy
1 Hold
0 Sell
Strong Buy
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NextEra Energy
$82.31
▼ $1.42 (1.7%)
$93.00
(12.99% Upside)
$166.39B-1.69%
9 Buy
1 Hold
0 Sell
Strong Buy
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AES
$28.20
▲ $0.16 (0.57%)
$30.38
(7.73% Upside)
$18.73B22.07%
7 Buy
1 Hold
0 Sell
Strong Buy
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Sunnova Energy International
$22.18
▼ $0.43 (1.9%)
$35.73
(61.09% Upside)
$2.60B-37.70%
12 Buy
4 Hold
0 Sell
Strong Buy
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Vistra Energy
$23.93
▲ $0.14 (0.59%)
$31.40
(31.22% Upside)
$9.47B23.49%
5 Buy
0 Hold
0 Sell
Strong Buy
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Utility Stocks Latest News

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Recent Analysts Ratings of Utility Stocks

Name
Analyst
Analyst Firm
Rating
Price Target
Upside / Downside
Action
Date
Sunnova Energy International
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Buy
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UGI Corp
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Sell
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Downgraded
Centerpoint Energy Inc
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Buy
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Reiterated
Exelon Corp.
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Buy
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Reiterated
AES Corporation
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Buy
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Vistra Energy
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Buy
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NextEra Energy Inc.
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Buy
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American Water Works
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Buy
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NRG Energy Inc
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Buy
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Brookfield Infrastructure Partners
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Buy
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Most Recent Earnings of Utility Stocks

SYMBOL
Report Date
Fiscal Quarter
Forecast / EPS
Last Year's EPS
EPS YoY Change
UGI
Nov 17, 2022
2022 (Q4)
-0.05 / 0.00
-0.34
NRG Energy
Nov 07, 2022
2022 (Q3)
0.68 / 0.46
6.6
-93.03% (-6.14)
Centerpoint Energy
Nov 01, 2022
2022 (Q3)
0.30 / 0.32
0.33
-3.03% (-0.01)
Exelon
Nov 03, 2022
2022 (Q3)
0.70 / 0.75
0.777
-3.47% (-0.03)
American Water
Oct 31, 2022
2022 (Q3)
1.51 / 1.63
1.53
6.54% (+0.10)
Brookfield Infrastructure
Nov 02, 2022
2022 (Q3)
0.15 / 0.05
0.48
-89.58% (-0.43)
NextEra Energy
Oct 28, 2022
2022 (Q3)
0.80 / 0.85
0.75
13.33% (+0.10)
AES
Nov 04, 2022
2022 (Q3)
0.54 / 0.63
0.5
26.00% (+0.13)
Sunnova Energy International
Oct 26, 2022
2022 (Q3)
-0.29 / -0.54
-0.25
-116.00% (-0.29)
Vistra Energy
Nov 04, 2022
2022 (Q3)
1.61 / 1.79
0.01
17760.00% (+1.78)

Utility Stocks - FAQ

Which Utility stocks have a "Strong Buy" analyst rating?
These Utility stocks currently have a "Strong Buy" analyst rating consensus:
Centerpoint Energy - Strong Buy, based on 8 analyst ratings, 8 Buy, 0 Hold, and 0 Sell.
    Brookfield Infrastructure - Strong Buy, based on 5 analyst ratings, 4 Buy, 1 Hold, and 0 Sell.
      NextEra Energy - Strong Buy, based on 10 analyst ratings, 9 Buy, 1 Hold, and 0 Sell.
        AES - Strong Buy, based on 8 analyst ratings, 7 Buy, 1 Hold, and 0 Sell.
          Sunnova Energy International - Strong Buy, based on 16 analyst ratings, 12 Buy, 4 Hold, and 0 Sell.
            Vistra Energy - Strong Buy, based on 5 analyst ratings, 5 Buy, 0 Hold, and 0 Sell.
              Are Utility stocks overpriced?
              UGI's stock price is currently $37.87, and its average 12-month price target is $38.67.
                NRG Energy's stock price is currently $41.55, and its average 12-month price target is $47.33.
                  Centerpoint Energy's stock price is currently $30.45, and its average 12-month price target is $31.13.
                    Exelon's stock price is currently $39.88, and its average 12-month price target is $42.44.
                      American Water's stock price is currently $147.35, and its average 12-month price target is $158.86.
                        Brookfield Infrastructure's stock price is currently $36.75, and its average 12-month price target is $45.00.
                          NextEra Energy's stock price is currently $82.31, and its average 12-month price target is $93.00.
                            AES's stock price is currently $28.20, and its average 12-month price target is $30.38.
                              Sunnova Energy International's stock price is currently $22.18, and its average 12-month price target is $35.73.
                                Vistra Energy's stock price is currently $23.93, and its average 12-month price target is $31.40.
                                  Which Utility stocks pay dividends?
                                  UGI currently pays a dividend of $0.36 which represents an annual dividend yield of 3.62%. UGI's next Ex-dividend date is December 14, 2022 and its next payout date is January 1, 2023.
                                    NRG Energy does not currently pay dividends.
                                      Centerpoint Energy does not currently pay dividends.
                                        Exelon does not currently pay dividends.
                                          American Water does not currently pay dividends.
                                            Brookfield Infrastructure currently pays a dividend of $0.36 which represents an annual dividend yield of 3.76%. Brookfield Infrastructure's next Ex-dividend date is November 29, 2022 and its next payout date is December 30, 2022.
                                              NextEra Energy does not currently pay dividends.
                                                AES does not currently pay dividends.
                                                  Sunnova Energy International does not currently pay dividends.
                                                    Vistra Energy currently pays a dividend of $0.19 which represents an annual dividend yield of 2.83%. Vistra Energy's next Ex-dividend date is December 19, 2022 and its next payout date is December 29, 2022.

                                                      Utility Stock Events

                                                      Stock
                                                      Type
                                                      Date
                                                      Brookfield Infrastructure
                                                      Ex-Dividend Date
                                                      Nov 29, 2022
                                                      UGI
                                                      Ex-Dividend Date
                                                      Dec 14, 2022
                                                      Vistra Energy
                                                      Ex-Dividend Date
                                                      Dec 19, 2022
                                                      NextEra Energy
                                                      Earnings Release
                                                      Jan 27, 2023
                                                      UGI
                                                      Earnings Release
                                                      Feb 01, 2023

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