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.