TheStreet Ratings

10 Best Utility ETFs for 2016 - TheStreet Ratings

Top-Rated Stocks

Top Utility ETFs as of 12/31/16

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEXFXUA+B
Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETFFUTYAB
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUAB
PowerShares DWA Utilities MomentumPUIAB
Guggenheim S&P 500 Eq Wght Util ETFRYUA-B
iShares US Utilities ETFIDUB+B-
Vanguard Utilities Index ETFVPUBB-
iShares Global UtilitiesJXIC+B
ProShares Ultra UtilitiesUPWC+C-
ETFis Reaves Utilities ETFUTESC+B-

Source: TSC Ratings


Access our ETF Research Center

TheStreet Ratings' model ranks the risk-adjusted returns on all ETFs on a monthly basis.

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

Best ETFs for

ETF Investing Center

Utility ETFs

Leading up to Donald Trump's swearing-in ceremony on Jan. 20, the momentum on Wall Street belongs to financial services.
1/14/17 10:50AM
OPEC's decision to cut production should buoy the oil sector, which rebounded in the latter half of 2016.
1/13/17 7:16AM
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 12/30/2016 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.
1/12/17 3:07PM
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 12/30/2016 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.
1/12/17 3:02PM
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 12/30/2016 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.
1/12/17 2:15PM
Investors nearing or in retirement often use dividends as a source of income. Here's why dividend growth is more important than just a high yield.
1/10/17 5:13PM
Of the 11 S&P 500 sectors, technology leads followed by gain from health care and consumer discretionary stocks. Here's how you trade these sectors using exchange-traded funds.
1/9/17 9:28AM
There is new stability in Treasury bonds, gold bullion and utility stocks -- so should you join the trend and buy them now?
1/9/17 8:49AM
In a study of analyst recommendations at the major brokerages, for the underlying components of the S&P 500, Exelon Corp has taken over the #102 spot from Equinix Inc , according to ETF Channel. Below is a chart of Exelon Corp versus Equinix Inc plotting their respective rank within the S&P 500 over time (EXC plotted in blue; EQIX plotted in green): In forming the rank, the analyst opinions from the major brokerage houses were tallied, and averaged; then, the underlying components were ranked according to those averages.
1/6/17 11:50AM
Mother Nature may have some explaining to do this January, as natural gas traders fret over lower prices.
1/5/17 3:40PM