High-yield dividend stocks are in focus, as income-oriented
investors focus on stable paydays to boost their 401k funds. But if
you think dividends and high-yield stocks mean settling for boring
companies that do little in the way of stock appreciation, think
again. You can find exciting stocks even in rather ho-hum sectors
many investors think unsexy.
Take utility stocks, which offer high yields and stable revenue
streams. These picks may seem safe, sleepy bets - but several
utility stocks are breaking out right now and offering big share
appreciation along side hefty dividend payouts.
Here are my favorite 15 dividend stock investments now based on
Electric Utilities to Buy
) generates and distributes electricity in Brazil and has watched
its stock price climb 15% since January and 32.7% in the last 12
) owns the common stock of numerous southeastern U.S. electric
companies and has outperformed earnings estimates for four straight
quarters, while also gaining 15.7% year-to-date.
) is a diversified energy company that has experienced a stock jump
of 19.8% since last September.
Delta Natural Gas
) distributes and transports natural gas to approximately 37,000
customers in Kentucky. Its stock has risen 14.4% over the past
Suburban Propane Partners
) is a distributer of propane and marketer natural gas whose shares
have climbed 12.5% year-to-date and 26.5% since last September.
South Jersey Industries
) is a holding company based in New Jersey. Its stock has
jumped 34.4% over the past 12 months.
Power Producers and Energy Traders
Empresa Nacional de Electricidad
is a Chilean electric energy company that has watched its stock
jump 7.1% since January and 13.3% since September 2009.
) is a U.S. based wholesale power company whose shares have climbed
) is a wholesale power company operating in the U.S., Canada and
Australia. This stock has risen 4.4% since last
) is a producer and transporter of energy that has outperformed
earnings estimates for four consecutive quarters and shows an
impressive stock gain of 27.4% over the past year.
) owns subsidiaries in utility energy and non-utility energy.
This stock has gained 26.2% since last September.
Integrys Energy Group
) provides regulated natural gas to over 1.6 million customers in
Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. Its stock has soared an
impressive 41% in the last year.
) is a regulated utilities holding company operating in 14
states that has gained 18.5% in stock price since January.
American Water Works
) is a water and wastewater utility company whose stock has jumped
14.7% since last September.
) is the holding company for water-utilities companies in Maryland
and Pennsylvania. ARTNA stock has gained 6.4% over the past
Louis Navellier's Top 5 Stocks for the 4th Quarter
- Louis Navellier details five stocks set to deliver record
earnings this October and jump 30%-50% in the next 90 days as the
big money piles in.
Get their names online here, including Louis'
buy-below and target prices