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Best Performing Diversified Utilities Stocks of 2020

Updated Sep 15, 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 Sep 15, 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) Dominion Resources (D) 2) Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (BIP) 3) AES Corp (AES) 4) Public Serv. Enterprise Inc. (PEG) 5) National Grid Transco, PLC (NGG)
 6) MGE Energy Inc. (MGEE) 7) Entergy Corp. (ETR) 8) Exelon Corp. (EXC) 9) Sempra Energy (SRE) 10) Cosan Limited (CZZ)

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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:

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.
The Richmond, Virginia-headquartered company Dominion Resources (D) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Diversified Utilities of 2020. The Public Utilities sector business falls under the Electric Utilities industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Dominion Resources has changed by -2.32 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $82.82 per share and year-to-date closing price of $80.9 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $68.66 billion to $67.97 billion during the same period. Along with Diversified Utilities, the company is also in the business of Low Volatility, Public Utilities, Electric Utilities, Utilities, Low Beta, S&P 500, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Dominion Resources continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like S&P 500 index, Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

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.
During the given months of the year 2020, Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP (BIP) was successful in generating YTD returns of -4.26 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 Bermuda-based Brookfield Infrastructure Partners LP closed at a price of $49.99 per share, while it traded at a price of $47.86 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $14.64 billion to $14.11 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Consumer Services industry sector and further specialized as a Marine Transportation sector business.

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.
The Arlington, Virginia-based AES Corp (AES) belongs to the Basic Industries sector and is categorized as a Electric Utilities company. The stock of AES Corp ended the previous year at a price of $19.9 per share. As of Sep 15, 2020, the stock price has reached $17.79 apiece, which indicates a change of -10.6 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 $13.21 billion. It has now changed to $11.83 billion as of writing. AES Corp continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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 -12.53 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $59.05 per share and year-to-date price of $51.65 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $29.86 billion to $26.12 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 $54.6 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of -12.88 percentage. The United Kingdom-headquartered Public Utilities sector company also saw its market value change from $43.32 billion to $38.3 billion.

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.
Based on the market-cap change from $2.74 billion to $2.34 billion during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $78.82 per share to a price of $64.57 per share as of Sep 15, 2020, MGE Energy Inc. (MGEE) was successful in generating YTD returns of -18.08 percentage. Standing at the number six rank in the top performing list of Diversified Utilities stocks, the Wisconsin, WI-based MGE Energy is categorized as the Electric Utilities sub-sector business which falls under the larger Energy 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 Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Entergy

Entergy Corporation, incorporated on August 19, 1992, is a holding company. The Company is an integrated energy company engaged in electric power production and retail electric distribution operations. The Company ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Entergy.
Entergy Corp. (ETR) has moved by -19.42 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 $119.8 apiece to the price of $96.54 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020. The smart run of the New Orleans, Louisiana-based Electric Utilities sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $23.85 billion to $19.82 billion over the same duration. Entergy 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.

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.
The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Diversified Utilities sector is taken by Exelon Corp. (EXC). The company's stock price changed from $45.59 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $36.17 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -20.66 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Chicago, Illinois-based Public Utilities sector company was from $44.32 billion to $35.94 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, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Sempra Energy

Sempra Energy, incorporated on October 11, 1996, is a holding company. The Companys principal operating units are Sempra Utilities, which includes its San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), Southern ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Sempra Energy.
Sempra Energy (SRE) generated percentage returns of -22.35 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $151.48 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $117.63 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $42.7 billion to $34.03 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Public Utilities speciality business with further classification in the Natural Gas Distribution sub-category. Based in San Diego, California, 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. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Cosan

Cosan Limited (Cosan), incorporated on April 30, 2007, is a holding company. The Companys segments include Raizen Energia, Raizen Combustiveis, COMGAS, Cosan Logistica, Lubricants and Other business. The Companys other ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Cosan.
The Brazil-based Consumer Non-Durables sector company Cosan Limited (CZZ) holds the number ten spot among the best performing stocks of the Diversified Utilities sector. Classified as the Specialty Foods business, the stock price of Cosan ended the previous year at a price of $22.84 per share while it reached the level of $17.28 apiece as of Sep 15, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of -24.34%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $3.99 billion.
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