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Best Performing Diversified Utilities Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
Utilities include electricity, power, water, oil, gas, and other public utilities services. Diversified Utilities companies are those large-sized businesses which offer more than one form of utilities, as compared to small companies who may have specialization in offering only one type of utility. Investing in such Diversified Utilities stocks offers a good level of diversification in the utilities sector. However, one must also note that such Diversified Utilities businesses may see profits in one offering which may be nullified by the losses in others. Hence, care should be taken by investors to study the operating model and such impacts of Diversified Utilities companies.
Among the big list of Diversified Utilities stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Diversified Utilities stocks?
This article provides a list of Diversified Utilities stocks which have generated the highest returns in the year 2020 so far. till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Diversified Utilities stocks between the end of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Diversified Utilities stocks are listed below.

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Top Performing Diversified Utilities Stocks

Top Diversified Utilities Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Diversified Utilities sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Just Energy Group, Inc. (JE) 2) AES Corp (AES) 3) Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (BIP) 4) Public Serv. Enterprise Inc. (PEG) 5) National Grid Transco, PLC (NGG)
 6) Exelon Corp. (EXC) 7) Dominion Resources (D) 8) MGE Energy Inc. (MGEE) 9) Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS (CIG) 10) Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) (ELP)

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Top Performing Diversified Utilities Stocks

Performance of Top Diversified Utilities Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

Just Energy

Just Energy Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides electricity, natural gas, and renewable energy solutions in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, and Japan. It operates thr ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Just Energy.
The Mississauga, ON-headquartered company Just Energy Group, Inc. (JE) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Diversified Utilities of 2020. The Public Utilities sector business falls under the Oil and Gas Transmission industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Just Energy has changed by 178.57 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $1.68 per share and year-to-date closing price of $4.68 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $253.9 million to $222.89 million during the same period. Along with Diversified Utilities, the company is also in the business of Public Utilities, Oil and Gas Transmission, Utilities, Oil, among other usual products and services.

AES Corp

The AES Corporation, incorporated on January 28, 1981, is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, operates a diversified portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses. The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of AES Corp.
During the given months of the year 2020, AES Corp (AES) was successful in generating YTD returns of 18.09 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Arlington, Virginia-based AES Corp closed at a price of $19.9 per share, while it traded at a price of $23.5 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $13.21 billion to $15.63 billion during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Electric Utilities sector business.

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P., incorporated on May 29, 2007, owns and operates utilities, transport, energy and communications infrastructure businesses in North and South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. The Companys ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP.
The Bermuda-based Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (BIP) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Marine Transportation company. The stock of Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP ended the previous year at a price of $49.99 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $49.4 apiece, which indicates a change of -1.18 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Diversified Utilities for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $14.64 billion. It has now changed to $14.5 billion as of writing.

Public Serv.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (PSEG), incorporated on July 25, 1985, is a holding company. The Company is an energy company with operations located primarily in the Northeastern and Mid- ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Public Serv..
Rank number four in the coveted list is held by Public Serv. Enterprise Inc. (PEG) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Newark, New Jersey, the Public Utilities sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Power Generation. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Public Serv. has so far gained -1.27 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $59.05 per share and year-to-date price of $58.3 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $29.86 billion to $29.49 billion. The stock of Public Serv. continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

National Grid Transco

National Grid plc transmits and distributes electricity and natural gas. It operates through UK Electricity Transmission, UK Gas Transmission, US Regulated, and National Grid Ventures and Other Activi ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of National Grid Transco.
At number five in the list of top stocks stands National Grid Transco, PLC (NGG), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $62.67 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $59.03 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of -5.81 percentage. The United Kingdom-headquartered Public Utilities sector company also saw its market value change from $43.32 billion to $41.83 billion.

Exelon

Exelon Corporation, incorporated on February 4, 1999, is a utility services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiary, Exelon Generation Company, LLC (Generation), is engaged in the energy generation business. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Exelon.
Based on the market-cap change from $44.32 billion to $41.19 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $45.59 per share to a price of $42.22 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Exelon Corp. (EXC) was successful in generating YTD returns of -7.39 percentage. Standing at the number six rank in the top performing list of Diversified Utilities stocks, the Chicago, Illinois-based Exelon is categorized as the Power Generation sub-sector business which falls under the larger Public Utilities sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include NASDAQ 100 index, Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Dominion Resources

Dominion Resources, Inc. (Dominion), incorporated on February 18, 1983, is a producer and transporter of energy. Dominion is focused on its investment in regulated electric generation, transmission and distribution and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Dominion Resources.
Dominion Resources (D) has moved by -9.2 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Public Utilities sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $82.82 apiece to the price of $75.2 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the Richmond, Virginia-based Electric Utilities sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $68.66 billion to $61.35 billion over the same duration. Dominion Resources is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

MGE Energy

MGE Energy, Inc. (MGE), incorporated on October 31, 2001, is a public utility holding company. The Company operates through five segments: Regulated electric utility operations; Regulated gas utility operations; Nonregulated ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of MGE Energy.
The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Diversified Utilities sector is taken by MGE Energy Inc. (MGEE). The company's stock price changed from $78.82 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $70.03 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -11.15 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Wisconsin, WI-based Energy sector company was from $2.74 billion to $2.53 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Diversified Utilities sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS

Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais-CEMIG, incorporated on May 22, 1952, is a holding company that is engaged in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity. The Companys segments include Generation, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS.
Comp En De Mn Cemig ADS (CIG) generated percentage returns of -15.54 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $3.41 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $2.88 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $5.11 billion to $4.48 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Public Utilities speciality business with further classification in the Electric Utilities sub-category. Based in Brazil, the YTD performance of the Diversified Utilities sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.

Companhia Paranaense COPEL

Companhia Paranaense de Energia - Copel, incorporated on October 26, 1954, is engaged in the generation, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity primarily in the Brazilian State of Parana. The ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Companhia Paranaense COPEL.
The Curitiba, Brazil-based Public Utilities sector company Companhia Paranaense de Energia (COPEL) (ELP) holds the number ten spot among the best performing stocks of the Diversified Utilities sector. Classified as the Electric Utilities business, the stock price of Companhia Paranaense COPEL ended the previous year at a price of $16.94 per share while it reached the level of $14.3 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -15.58%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $3.91 billion.
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