The Top 15 Utilities Stocks of 2011
It's been a pretty rough year for stock investors, with the S&P basically ending flat in 2011. While the general market went nowhere last year, quite a few stocks poured in monster performances.
Utilities in general rose this past year, driven by stable businesses and strong dividends.
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Here's a list of this year's top 15 performers in the utilities industry:
Transportadora de Gas Del Sur (NYS: TGS)
ONEOK (NYS: OKE)
NiSource (NYS: NI)
Brookfield Infrastructure Partners (NYS: BIP)
Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais (NYS: CIG)
CPFL Energia (NYS: CPL)
Constellation Energy Group
American Water Works
Consolidated Edison (NYS: ED)
El Paso Electric
Source: S&P Capital IQ. Only includes companies listed on U.S. exchanges with a market capitalization greater than $500 million.
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