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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
Stock
Price Quote & Dividend
1-Year Price Chart
American States Water Company
Aqua America
Atmos Energy Corporation
Consolidated Edison
National Fuel Gas
Northwest Natural Gas Company (NW Natural)
Vectren
WGL Holdings
Price and dividend data from Yahoo! Finance. Click small charts (sparklines) to expand. * Uses 10 years or all years of dividends and prices, whichever is less.


To inspect the performance of the Dividend-Paying Utilities Stocks Portfolio portfolio, see the returns table and chart below. Portfolio values are computed using weekly closes for stocks from Yahoo! Finance.

All 8 stocks 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 stock at its closing weekly price for the current date in 2007.


Dividend-Paying Utilities Stocks Portfolio - Return Results
Portfolio:
Dividend-Paying Utilities Stocks Portfolio
Start date:
Apr-23-2007
Start value:
$10,000
End date:
Apr-23-2017
End value:
$27,079
Number prices
522
Minimum value occurred on Oct-06-2008
$7,740
Maximum value occurred on Apr-17-2017
$27,079
Total gain or loss (Start date to End date)
170.79%
Annualized gain or loss (Start date to End date)
10.43%
Total dollar value on End date of a $10,000 purchase made on Start date
$27,079
Average percent return for all possible buy/sell combinations
53.15%
Number returns
135,981
Number profitable returns (Winners)
125,698
Percent profitable returns
92.44%
Number unprofitable returns (Losers)
10,283
Percent unprofitable returns
7.56%
Winners to losers ratio
12.22
See Stock Return Calculator for return information for individual stocks or ETFs.


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Customize your own Portfolio of Dividend-Paying Utilities Stocks Portfolio using stocks from the above table. See returns for specified combinations of stocks for specified durations.

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