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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
59.5% Phone 0.9%
27.5% AT&T Inc. T 5.3%
25.7% Verizon Communications Inc. VZ 1.0%
2.6% Telephone & Data Systems Inc. TDS 15.1%
2.6% Sprint Corporation S 46.7%
1.1% Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. SHEN 14.0%
23.1% Electricity 3.3%
10.3% Edison International EIX 2.7%
2.2% Portland General Electric POR 1.9%
1.5% IDACORP Inc. IDA 2.9%
1.2% MGE Energy Inc MGEE 1.8%
1.0% UIL Holdings Corp. UIL 24.4%
0.9% NextEra Energy Inc NEE 1.7%
0.9% Unitil Corp. UTL 3.3%
0.9% Xcel Energy Inc. XEL 7.1%
0.9% PG&E Corp. PCG 9.8%
0.9% Ameren Corp. AEE 0.8%
0.9% Great Plains Energy GXP 3.5%
0.8% Pinnacle West Capital Corp. PNW 5.0%
0.7% Empire District Electric Co. EDE 9.2%
7.9% Trash 7.2%
7.9% Republic Services Inc. RSG 7.2%
4.6% Cable & Satellite 3.8%
4.6% DISH Network Corporation DISH 3.8%
3.0% Gas 9.8%
1.1% Chesapeake Utilities Corp. CPK 17.0%
1.0% Laclede Group Inc. LG 11.4%
0.9% Sempra Energy SRE 0.7%
1.9% Water 7.4%
1.0% California Water Service Group CWT 0.3%
0.9% SJW Corp. SJW 15.9%