6 Utility Stocks to Light Up a Portfolio

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Utility stocks have performed well this year, and investors might want to energize their portfolios with names such as Enersis ( ENI) and Copel ( ELP)

The S&P 500 Electric Utilities Sub-industry Index has risen nearly 10.5% so far this year, and 6.1% in the past three months.

These six stocks offer attractive dividend yields. What's more, they have been posting solid operating margins.

Based on average 12-month price targets of analysts surveyed by Bloomberg, these stocks could gain from between 6% and 31%.

The stocks are listed on the following pages in ascending order of potential upside, based on analysts' targets.

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