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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
Stock
Price Quote & Dividend
1-Yr 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 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
Portfolio:
Dividend-Paying Utilities Stocks Portfolio
Start date:
Apr-21-2008
Start value:
$10,000
End date:
Apr-21-2018
End value:
$34,336
Number prices
121
Minimum value occurred on Feb-28-2009
$8,941
Maximum value occurred on Nov-30-2017
$36,969
Total gain or loss (Start date to End date)
243.36%
Annualized gain or loss (Start date to End date)
13.13%
Total dollar value on End date of a $10,000 purchase made on Start date
$34,336
Average percent return for all possible buy/sell combinations
69.67%
Number returns
7,260
Number profitable returns (Winners)
6,888
Percent profitable returns
94.88%
Number unprofitable returns (Losers)
372
Percent unprofitable returns
5.12%
Winners to losers ratio
18.52
Stock Return Calculator





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