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10 Best Utility ETFs for 2015

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Top Utility ETFs as of 3/31/15

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
SPDR S&P Transportation ETFXTNA-B-
ProShares Ultra UtilitiesUPWA-B-
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEXFXUA-B+
Guggenheim S&P 500 Eq Wght Util ETFRYUB+B
PowerShares DWA Utilities MomentumPUIB+B
Vanguard Utilities Index ETFVPUBB
iShares US Utilities ETFIDUBB
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUBB
Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETFFUTYC+B
iShares Global UtilitiesJXIC+B

Source: TSC Ratings


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The 10 utility ETFs (listed above) are ranked highest by TheStreet Ratings' methodology.

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Yield-sensitive equities like utilities and real estate investment trusts are feeling the pinch as the market falls.
5/6/15 2:15PM
The stock market as measured by the Dow 30, S&P 500, Nasdaq, Dow Transports and Russell 2000 sank on Cinco de Mayo due to higher U.S. Treasury bond yields.
5/6/15 10:32AM
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 04/15/2015 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed.
5/6/15 9:54AM
The most recent short interest data has been released by the NASDAQ for the 04/15/2015 settlement date, and we here at Dividend Channel like to sift through this fresh data and order the underlying components of the S&P 500 by "days to cover." There are a number of ways to look at short data, for example the total number of shares short; but one metric that we find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares typically traded. The number of shares short is then compared to the average daily volume, in order to calculate the total number of trading days it would take to close out all of the open short positions if every share traded represented a short position being closed.
5/6/15 9:54AM
U.S. stock futures are rising on a big day for economic data -- including employment data and petroleum stockpiles -- and earnings reports.
5/6/15 8:40AM
In trading on Tuesday, shares of the PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio ETF crossed below their 200 day moving average of $37.62, changing hands as low as $37.42 per share. PowerShares S&P SmallCap Utilities Portfolio shares are currently trading down about 3% on the day.
5/5/15 4:00PM
The CNBC 'Fast Money Halftime Report' traders take a look at bond-like stocks such as MLPs, REITs, and utilities, which look risky now that bond yields are rallying.
5/5/15 2:56PM
In trading on Tuesday, shares of Chesapeake Utilities Corp. entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $44.50 per share.
5/5/15 11:24AM
Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund where we have detected an approximate $197.1 million dollar outflow -- that's a 3.0% decrease week over week (from 145,224,160 to 140,824,160). Among the largest underlying components of XLU, in trading today Duke Energy Corp is off about 0.7%, NextEra Energy Inc is down about 1.4%, and Dominion Resources Inc is lower by about 0.6%.
5/5/15 11:06AM
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 5/7/15, SJW Corp. will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.195, payable on 6/1/15.
5/5/15 10:33AM

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