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Retirement Stock Portfolios - Dividend-Paying Utilities Stocks

Retirement investors look for companies that consistently increase their dividends paid from steadily increasing free cash. Usually these type of stocks reward patient investors with multi-year price appreciation (long-term capital gains) and increasing dividends that beat the rate of inflation.

Here are 8 well-known dividend-paying utilities stocks that are appropriate for a conservative income-oriented stock-based portfolio. Many of these stocks have long periods of paying rising dividends.

Dividend-Paying Utilities Stocks Portfolio
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American States Water Company
Aqua America
Atmos Energy Corporation
Consolidated Edison
National Fuel Gas
Northwest Natural Gas Company (NW Natural)
WGL Holdings
Price and dividend data from Quandl.

To inspect the performance of the Dividend-Paying Utilities Stocks Portfolio portfolio, see the returns table and chart below. Portfolio values are computed using monthly closes for from Quandl.

All 8 are included in the portfolio computations. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,250.00 was invested (total of $10,000) in each at its closing weekly price for the current date in 2008.

Dividend-Paying Utilities Stocks Portfolio - Return Results
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