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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
40.9% Phone 1.0%
19.5% AT&T Inc. T 1.7%
17.0% Verizon Communications Inc. VZ 2.1%
2.2% Sprint Corporation S 10.4%
1.2% Shenandoah Telecommunications Co. SHEN 47.3%
1.0% Telephone & Data Systems Inc. TDS 12.5%
31.8% Electricity 6.6%
8.5% Southern Co. SO 4.0%
6.3% Xcel Energy Inc. XEL 10.8%
2.9% Edison International EIX 5.2%
2.2% PG&E Corp. PCG 13.2%
1.9% NextEra Energy Inc NEE 8.0%
1.9% IDACORP Inc. IDA 10.3%
1.8% Portland General Electric POR 5.7%
1.7% Alliant Energy Corp. LNT 2.5%
1.7% Ameren Corp. AEE 7.6%
1.0% Unitil Corp. UTL 16.1%
1.0% MGE Energy Inc MGEE 2.1%
1.0% Empire District Electric Co. EDE 11.5%
12.9% Gas 0.8%
9.9% Sempra Energy SRE 4.3%
1.0% Northwest Natural Gas Co. NWN 1.6%
1.0% ONE Gas Inc OGS 20.4%
1.0% Chesapeake Utilities Corp. CPK 10.2%
7.3% Trash 8.2%
7.3% Republic Services Inc. RSG 8.2%
4.6% Cable & Satellite 8.7%
4.6% DISH Network Corporation DISH 8.7%
2.4% Water 3.9%
1.5% California Water Service Group CWT 11.6%
1.0% SJW Corp. SJW 7.8%