Con-Edison ( ED) through its subsidiaries, provides electric, gas, and steam utility services in the U.S. Dividend Yield: 4.00% Rated "A+ (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: Con-Ed's gross profit margin for the first quarter of its fiscal year 2012 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. Sales and net income have dropped, however the growth has outpaced the average competitor within the industry. Con-Ed has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.54 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year. During the same period, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained unchanged from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.