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10 Best Utility ETFs for This Year - TheStreet Ratings

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Top Utility ETFs as of 7/31/17

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
Vanguard Utilities Index ETFVPUBB-
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUBB-
ETFis Reaves Utilities ETFUTESBB-
PowerShares DWA Utilities MomentumPUIBB
iShares US Utilities ETFIDUB-B-
Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETFFUTYB-C+
Guggenheim S&P 500 Eq Wght Util ETFRYUC+B-
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEXFXUC+B-
iShares Edge MSCI MF UtilitiesUTLFC+B-
J Hancock Multifactor UtilitiesJHMUCB-

Source: TSC Ratings


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

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In recent trading, shares of Chesapeake Utilities Corp. have crossed above the average analyst 12-month target price of $79.00, changing hands for $79.25/share.
8/22/17 9:45AM
The approaching debt-ceiling debate in Congress could send bank stocks diving, if recent history offers any lessons.
8/19/17 10:20AM
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, in trading on Friday, shares of York Water Co were yielding above the 2% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $0.6408), with the stock changing hands as low as $31.90 on the day. Dividends are particularly important for investors to consider, because historically speaking dividends have provided a considerable share of the stock market's total return.
8/18/17 3:12PM
The SPDR Utility ETF may be positioned to outperform the SPDR Technology ETF.
8/16/17 12:48PM
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 07/31/2017 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.
8/10/17 3:40PM
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 07/31/2017 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.
8/10/17 3:34PM
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 07/31/2017 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.
8/10/17 3:34PM
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 07/31/2017 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.
8/10/17 3:32PM
The most recent short interest data has been released for the 07/31/2017 settlement date, which shows a 4,657,284 share increase in total short interest for EQT Corp , to 30,943,828, an increase of 17.72% since 07/14/2017. Total short interest is just one way to look at short data; another metric that we here at Dividend Channel find particularly useful is the "days to cover" metric because it considers both the total shares short and the average daily volume of shares traded.
8/10/17 2:27PM
Looking at the universe of stocks we cover at Dividend Channel, on 8/9/17, Middlesex Water Co. will trade ex-dividend, for its quarterly dividend of $0.2112, payable on 9/1/17.
8/7/17 10:12AM