NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The S&P 500 Index has gained 4.9% so far in 2011, while the Dow Jones Utilities Average (XME) advanced 2.2%. Overall, utility stocks are less volatile because of stable cash flows and provide limited upside, or downside, in comparison to other sectors.For instance, upsides for industry majors such as Southern Company (SO), Exelon (EXC), Dominion Resources (D), Duke Energy (DUK), NextEra Energy (NEE), PG&E (PCG), American Electric Power (AEP) and Spectra Energy (SE) are expected in the range of -3% to 9% over the next 12 months, according to consensus estimates of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg.
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