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10 Best Utility ETFs for 2016 - TheStreet Ratings

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Top Utility ETFs as of 5/31/17

Fund NameGet InfoOverall RatingRisk Grade
ETFis Reaves Utilities ETFUTESA+B+
iShares Edge MSCI MF UtilitiesUTLFAB+
J Hancock Multifactor UtilitiesJHMUB+B+
Utilities Select Sector SPDRXLUB+B
Vanguard Utilities Index ETFVPUB+B
Fidelity MSCI Utilities Index ETFFUTYB+B
iShares US Utilities ETFIDUB+B
PowerShares DWA Utilities MomentumPUIB+B
First Trust Utilities AlphaDEXFXUB+B
Guggenheim S&P 500 Eq Wght Util ETFRYUBB

Source: TSC Ratings


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