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10 Best Utility ETFs for 2015

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Top Utility ETFs as of 4/30/15

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
SPDR S&P Transportation ETFXTNA+B
ProShares Ultra UtilitiesUPWBB-
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEXFXUBB+
Guggenheim S&P 500 Eq Wght Util ETFRYUBB
PowerShares DWA Utilities MomentumPUIB-B
Vanguard Utilities Index ETFVPUB-B
iShares US Utilities ETFIDUB-B
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUB-B
iShares Global UtilitiesJXIC+B
WisdomTree Global ex-US UtilitiesDBUCB

Source: TSC Ratings


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

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Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the iShares US Utilities ETF where we have detected an approximate $22.4 million dollar outflow -- that's a 3.6% decrease week over week (from 5,500,000 to 5,300,000). Among the largest underlying components of IDU, in trading today Exelon Corp.
5/22/15 10:58AM
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 $91.5 million dollar inflow -- that's a 1.4% increase week over week in outstanding units (from 141,624,160 to 143,674,160). Among the largest underlying components of XLU, in trading today Duke Energy Corp is off about 0.4%, NextEra Energy Inc is off about 0.3%, and Dominion Resources Inc is lower by about 0.4%.
5/22/15 10:57AM
U.S. stock futures are sinking as investors wait to hear Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speak Friday afternoon.
5/22/15 9:05AM
U.S. stock futures are sinking Thursday on the Federal Reserve's reticence, and as big banks pay huge fines for foreign exchange rate rigging. CVS is buying Omnicare.
5/21/15 8:42AM
Looking today at week-over-week shares outstanding changes among the universe of ETFs covered at ETF Channel, one standout is the Vanguard FTSE Developed Markets ETF where we have detected an approximate $273.9 million dollar inflow -- that's a 1.0% increase week over week in outstanding units (from 667,210,766 to 673,713,480). Among the largest underlying components of VEA, in trading today Koss Corp is up about 1.7%, Macquarie/First Trust Global Infrastructure/Utilities Dividend & Income Fund is off about 0.5%, and Cellcom Israel Ltd is lower by about 1.7%.
5/20/15 10:56AM
U.S. stock futures are flat as investors hold their breath for the Federal Reserve's Open Market Committee minutes, which will be released Wednesday afternoon.
5/20/15 9:28AM
U.S. stock futures are rising as activist investor Carl Icahn built enthusiasm for Apple and as stocks come off of new records set on Monday.
5/19/15 8:33AM
U.S. stock futures are drooping as investors consider rising oil prices and news of a big pharmaceutical deal by Endo after last week's volatile market movements.
5/18/15 7:55AM
The trading panel discussed which hedge funds are selling stocks and look to next week's earnings including Home Depot and Wal-Mart.
5/16/15 5:00AM
In trading on Friday, shares of the iShares Global Utilities ETF crossed above their 200 day moving average of $48.22, changing hands as high as $48.37 per share. iShares Global Utilities shares are currently trading up about 0.7% on the day.
5/15/15 3:52PM

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