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Plugged In And Lit Up – Even In Tough Times

Over the last five years, consumers have downshifted their lifestyles by saving more[1] and cutting down on discretionary spending. However, spending is still strong for vital home services like electricity, gas, water, phone, cable, and garbage collection. While the average annual expenditure per consumer fell by 0.6% between 2006 and 2012, overall spending on utilities and related services steadily increased at a compound annual growth rate of 1.88% and 5.35%, respectively, in the same period[2]. As a result, sales and earnings growth for firms providing these essential residential utilities have remained steady regardless of costs or the overall economy. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
40.0% Phone 3.3%
19.8% AT&T Inc. T 0.8%
16.8% Verizon Communications Inc. VZ 5.8%
1.4% Sprint Corporation S 55.2%
1.0% Telephone & Data Systems Inc. TDS 12.1%
1.0% Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. SHEN 14.9%
32.0% Electricity 8.8%
8.5% Southern Co. SO 2.9%
6.3% Xcel Energy Inc. XEL 12.5%
2.9% Edison International EIX 8.8%
2.3% PG&E Corp. PCG 18.8%
1.9% NextEra Energy Inc NEE 11.8%
1.9% IDACORP Inc. IDA 15.0%
1.8% Portland General Electric POR 11.6%
1.8% Alliant Energy Corp. LNT 8.5%
1.7% Ameren Corp. AEE 5.9%
1.0% Empire District Electric Co. EDE 6.2%
1.0% MGE Energy Inc MGEE 5.1%
1.0% Unitil Corp. UTL 13.1%
13.3% Gas 4.4%
10.3% Sempra Energy SRE 1.8%
1.0% ONE Gas Inc OGS 21.2%
1.0% Northwest Natural Gas Co. NWN 0.6%
1.0% Chesapeake Utilities Corp. CPK 18.6%
7.3% Trash 15.9%
7.3% Republic Services Inc. RSG 15.9%
4.8% Cable & Satellite 3.7%
4.8% DISH Network Corporation DISH 3.7%
2.5% Water 7.9%
1.5% California Water Service Group CWT 3.2%
1.0% SJW Corp. SJW 15.1%