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Best Regulated Electric Utility Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top regulated electric utility stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best regulated electric utility stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the utilities - regulated electric industry.

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Ticker
Company
Forecast Score
Market Cap
Price
Price Target
Upside/Downside
Consensus
Analysts
Fore. Revenue Growth
Fore. Earnings Growth
Forecast ROE
Forecast ROA
KEN
KENON HOLDINGS LTD
$1.97B$36.54N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
GNE
GENIE ENERGY LTD
$255.77M$9.88N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
OGE
OGE ENERGY CORP
$7.98B$39.86$38.83-2.58%Hold6N/A-53.96%9.33%3.29%
CMS
CMS ENERGY CORP
$17.82B$61.41$65.897.29%Buy101.56%-8.95%15.53%3.54%
PAM
PAMPA ENERGY INC
$1.61B$29.11$24.80-14.81%Sell33.78%-4.02%367.90%170.09%
SO
SOUTHERN CO
$73.72B$67.72$72.396.89%Hold140.58%8.96%13.59%3.60%
AGR
AVANGRID INC
$16.56B$42.84$42.25-1.38%Hold51.04%1.19%5.33%2.59%
XEL
XCEL ENERGY INC
$38.41B$70.19$69.91-0.40%Buy110.66%5.60%12.66%3.46%
LNT
ALLIANT ENERGY CORP
$13.94B$55.53$63.4014.17%Buy6N/A5.66%11.78%3.65%
NEE
NEXTERA ENERGY INC
$168.57B$84.83$93.6310.37%Strong Buy913.60%20.13%18.57%4.59%
EVRG
EVERGY INC
$13.52B$58.88$63.207.34%Hold7-2.44%4.86%10.18%3.34%
ED
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC
$34.72B$97.85$85.64-12.48%Sell111.35%2.16%8.96%2.83%
ES
EVERSOURCE ENERGY
$29.23B$83.91$90.307.62%Hold112.98%5.18%11.49%3.40%
AEP
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER CO INC
$49.58B$96.48$102.336.07%Strong Buy70.82%5.34%12.81%3.41%
DUK
DUKE ENERGY CORP
$77.24B$100.31$101.501.19%Buy121.48%7.22%9.93%2.83%
EIX
EDISON INTERNATIONAL
$25.02B$65.52$68.835.06%Hold131.88%39.23%13.62%2.73%
FTS
FORTIS INC
$19.36B$40.31$58.0043.88%Hold33.59%7.19%7.94%2.62%
POR
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
$4.34B$48.61$48.25-0.74%Hold81.31%3.54%10.42%2.92%
PNM
PNM RESOURCES INC
$4.18B$48.65$47.00-3.39%Hold3N/A34.72%10.41%2.54%
IDA
IDACORP INC
$5.53B$109.29$108.00-1.18%Buy3N/A1.63%9.43%3.48%
AEE
AMEREN CORP
$22.93B$88.70$94.786.85%Buy90.12%5.08%12.57%3.41%
VIA
VIA RENEWABLES INC
$228.41M$6.37N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
EBR
BRAZILIAN ELECTRIC POWER CO
$11.41B$8.85$11.7032.20%Strong Buy1N/A11.69%7.63%3.09%
PPL
PPL CORP
$21.57B$29.29$29.500.72%Buy10-1.13%22.09%9.71%3.60%
WEC
WEC ENERGY GROUP INC
$30.69B$97.29$97.13-0.17%Buy80.57%3.64%14.28%3.98%
DTE
DTE ENERGY CO
$22.50B$116.12$129.7811.76%Strong Buy10-5.49%4.84%15.66%3.35%
HE
HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES INC
$4.45B$40.67$40.00-1.65%Sell3N/A-2.29%11.39%1.51%
PNW
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL CORP
$8.80B$77.80$69.60-10.54%Sell110.65%-1.92%8.52%2.33%
PCG
PG&E CORP
$38.51B$15.62$16.928.30%Strong Buy64.53%13.75%16.19%3.08%
CEPU
CENTRAL PUERTO SA
$852.39M$5.63$2.80-50.27%Sell211.53%N/A186.74%117.67%
EDN
EDENOR
$323.15M$7.13$2.90-59.33%Sell212.51%N/A-360.23%-111.62%
ENIC
ENEL CHILE SA
$2.90B$2.10N/AN/AStrong Buy1N/AN/AN/AN/A
KEP
KOREA ELECTRIC POWER CORP
$10.25B$7.98$10.0025.31%Sell1N/AN/AN/AN/A

Regulated Electric Utility Stocks FAQ

What are the best regulated electric utility stocks to buy right now in Dec 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best regulated electric utility stocks to buy right now are:

1. Kenon Holdings (NYSE:KEN)


Kenon Holdings (NYSE:KEN) is the top regulated electric utility stock with a Zen Score of 55, which is 21 points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 34. It passed 20 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Kenon Holdings has seen its stock lose -17.03% over the past year, underperforming other regulated electric utility stocks by -23 percentage points.

2. Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE)


Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE) is the second best regulated electric utility stock with a Zen Score of 53, which is 19 points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 34. It passed 19 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Genie Energy has seen its stock return 93.73% over the past year, overperforming other regulated electric utility stocks by 88 percentage points.

3. Oge Energy (NYSE:OGE)


Oge Energy (NYSE:OGE) is the third best regulated electric utility stock with a Zen Score of 47, which is 13 points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 34. It passed 17 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Oge Energy has seen its stock return 15.47% over the past year, overperforming other regulated electric utility stocks by 9 percentage points.

Oge Energy has an average 1 year price target of $38.83, a downside of -2.58% from Oge Energy's current stock price of $39.86.

Oge Energy stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 6 analysts covering Oge Energy, 16.67% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 83.33% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the regulated electric utility stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 28 regulated electric utility stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 regulated electric utility stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Via Renewables (NASDAQ:VIA)


Via Renewables (NASDAQ:VIA) has an annual dividend yield of 11.38%, which is 8 percentage points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 3.84%. Via Renewables's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Via Renewables's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Via Renewables's dividend payout ratio of -290% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Kenon Holdings (NYSE:KEN)


Kenon Holdings (NYSE:KEN) has an annual dividend yield of 9.58%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 3.84%.

Kenon Holdings's dividend payout ratio of 47.9% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Avangrid (NYSE:AGR)


Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) has an annual dividend yield of 5.14%, which is 1 percentage points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 3.84%. Avangrid's dividend payout is stable, having never dropped by more than 10% in the last 10 years. Avangrid's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Avangrid's dividend payout ratio of 76.2% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are regulated electric utility stocks down?

Regulated electric utility stocks were down -0.37% in the last day, and up 0.35% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why regulated electric utility stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued regulated electric utility stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued regulated electric utility stocks right now are:

1. Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE)


Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE) is the most undervalued regulated electric utility stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Genie Energy has a valuation score of 71, which is 38 points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 33. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Genie Energy's stock has gained 93.73% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the regulated electric utility industry by 88 percentage points.

2. Kenon Holdings (NYSE:KEN)


Kenon Holdings (NYSE:KEN) is the second most undervalued regulated electric utility stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Kenon Holdings has a valuation score of 71, which is 38 points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 33. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Kenon Holdings's stock has dropped -17.03% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the regulated electric utility industry by -23 percentage points.

3. PG&E (NYSE:PCG)


PG&E (NYSE:PCG) is the third most undervalued regulated electric utility stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. PG&E has a valuation score of 43, which is 10 points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 33. It passed 3 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

PG&E's stock has gained 32.94% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the regulated electric utility industry by 27 percentage points.

Are regulated electric utility stocks a good buy now?

30% of regulated electric utility stocks rated by analysts are a hold right now. On average, analysts expect regulated electric utility stocks to rise by 3.12% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the utilities - regulated electric industry?

The average P/E ratio of the utilities - regulated electric industry is 25.3x.
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