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Best Regulated Electric Utility Stocks to Buy Now (2024)
Top regulated electric utility stocks in 2024 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.

Industry: Utilities - Regulated Ele...
Ticker
Company
Country
Market Cap
Shares
Institutional %
Insider %
Net Insider (L12M)
Net Insider (L3M)
GNE
GENIE ENERGY LTD
United States
$505.86M27,417,99132.43%43.79%Net BuyingNet Selling
CEPU
CENTRAL PUERTO SA
Argentina
$1.22B1,514,022,2560.30%0.00%
ENIC
ENEL CHILE SA
Chile
$4.00B69,166,557,2200.06%0.00%
EVRG
EVERGY INC
United States
$11.48B229,730,26687.18%1.51%Net SellingNet Selling
MGEE
MGE ENERGY INC
United States
$2.72B36,168,31052.52%0.38%Net BuyingNet Buying
ETR
ENTERGY CORP
United States
$21.75B213,237,55287.91%0.96%Net SellingNet Selling
VIA
VIA RENEWABLES INC
United States
$78.40M7,232,7018.56%27.24%Net Selling
NGG
NATIONAL GRID PLC
United Kingdom
$53.04B3,930,371,6610.88%0.00%
FTS
FORTIS INC
Canada
$19.13B490,588,50252.64%0.00%
ED
CONSOLIDATED EDISON INC
United States
$30.80B345,510,03166.15%0.40%Net SellingNet Selling
D
DOMINION ENERGY INC
United States
$39.11B837,443,25773.06%0.71%Net BuyingNet Selling
XEL
XCEL ENERGY INC
United States
$28.35B555,155,77078.24%0.81%Net SellingNet Selling
PEG
PUBLIC SERVICE ENTERPRISE GROUP INC
United States
$31.59B498,586,59673.16%0.46%Net BuyingNet Buying
FE
FIRSTENERGY CORP
United States
$21.41B574,440,85082.97%0.64%Net BuyingNet Buying
NEE
NEXTERA ENERGY INC
United States
$112.82B2,052,429,15478.66%0.37%Net SellingNet Selling
EIX
EDISON INTERNATIONAL
United States
$25.94B384,524,27688.27%0.53%Net SellingNet Selling
PCG
PG&E CORP
United States
$43.98B2,611,366,66678.16%7.43%Net Selling
CMS
CMS ENERGY CORP
United States
$17.36B294,443,62095.40%1.45%Net SellingNet Selling
OGE
OGE ENERGY CORP
United States
$6.72B200,330,34071.78%1.23%Net SellingNet Selling
IDA
IDACORP INC
United States
$4.48B50,628,07988.94%2.00%Net SellingNet Selling
LNT
ALLIANT ENERGY CORP
United States
$12.43B256,100,29379.72%0.53%Net SellingNet Selling
SO
SOUTHERN CO
United States
$74.41B1,091,015,11364.07%0.32%Net SellingNet Selling
AGR
AVANGRID INC
United States
$12.39B386,779,94913.10%82.51%Net SellingNet Selling
POR
PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC CO
United States
$4.12B101,162,36698.77%1.23%Net BuyingNet Buying
PNW
PINNACLE WEST CAPITAL CORP
United States
$7.81B113,427,36785.87%1.06%Net SellingNet Selling
DUK
DUKE ENERGY CORP
United States
$71.24B770,811,44665.21%0.86%Net SellingNet Selling
AEE
AMEREN CORP
United States
$19.35B266,288,86779.04%1.16%Net SellingNet Selling
EXC
EXELON CORP
United States
$36.18B999,538,54280.77%0.48%Net SellingNet Selling
PPL
PPL CORP
United States
$19.71B737,085,88176.88%0.25%Net BuyingNet Buying
CNP
CENTERPOINT ENERGY INC
United States
$17.65B631,594,70691.82%1.21%Net SellingNet Selling
AEP
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER CO INC
United States
$44.70B526,184,58575.15%0.20%Net BuyingNet Buying
WEC
WEC ENERGY GROUP INC
United States
$25.16B315,561,51077.12%0.37%Net SellingNet Selling
DTE
DTE ENERGY CO
United States
$22.67B206,452,98576.05%1.36%Net SellingNet Selling
PNM
PNM RESOURCES INC
United States
$3.42B90,200,38491.72%2.19%Net Selling
ES
EVERSOURCE ENERGY
United States
$20.60B349,687,18379.81%0.88%Net SellingNet Selling
EDN
EDENOR
Argentina
$782.72M906,455,1000.08%0.00%
ALCE
ALTERNUS CLEAN ENERGY INC
United States
$6.16M16,704,2303.80%96.20%
HE
HAWAIIAN ELECTRIC INDUSTRIES INC
United States
$1.26B110,151,79859.84%6.25%Net SellingNet Selling
KEP
KOREA ELECTRIC POWER CORP
Republic Of Korea
$12.04B641,964,0772.66%0.00%
VSTE
VAST RENEWABLES LTD
Australia
$66.25M30,251,9600.08%0.00%

Regulated Electric Utility Stocks FAQ

What are the best regulated electric utility stocks to buy right now in Mar 2024?

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

1. Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE)


Genie Energy (NYSE:GNE) is the top regulated electric utility stock with a Zen Score of 52, which is 18 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 59.46% over the past year, overperforming other regulated electric utility stocks by 69 percentage points.

2. Central Puerto Sa (NYSE:CEPU)


Central Puerto Sa (NYSE:CEPU) is the second best regulated electric utility stock with a Zen Score of 50, which is 16 points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 34. It passed 18 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Central Puerto Sa has seen its stock return 29.84% over the past year, overperforming other regulated electric utility stocks by 39 percentage points.

3. Enel Chile Sa (NYSE:ENIC)


Enel Chile Sa (NYSE:ENIC) is the third best regulated electric utility stock with a Zen Score of 49, which is 15 points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 34. It passed 18 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Enel Chile Sa has seen its stock return 21.94% over the past year, overperforming other regulated electric utility stocks by 31 percentage points.

What are the regulated electric utility stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 35 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 N/A, which is N/A percentage points lower than the regulated electric utility industry average of 4.18%. 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 0% indicates that its dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. Enel Chile Sa (NYSE:ENIC)


Enel Chile Sa (NYSE:ENIC) has an annual dividend yield of 12.18%, which is 8 percentage points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 4.18%. Enel Chile Sa's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% six times in the last 10 years. Enel Chile Sa's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Enel Chile Sa's dividend payout ratio of 2.8% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Dominion Energy (NYSE:D)


Dominion Energy (NYSE:D) has an annual dividend yield of 5.72%, which is 2 percentage points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 4.18%. Dominion Energy's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Dominion Energy's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Dominion Energy's dividend payout ratio of 116.6% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are regulated electric utility stocks up?

Regulated electric utility stocks were up 2.15% in the last day, and up 2.31% over the last week. Mge Energy was the among the top gainers in the utilities - regulated electric industry, gaining 19.21% yesterday.

MGE Energy shares are trading higher after it was announced the company will join the S&P SmallCap 600.

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. Via Renewables (NASDAQ:VIA)


Via Renewables (NASDAQ:VIA) is the most undervalued regulated electric utility stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Via Renewables has a valuation score of 86, which is 56 points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 30. It passed 6 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Via Renewables's stock has dropped -58.07% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the regulated electric utility industry by -49 percentage points.

2. Central Puerto Sa (NYSE:CEPU)


Central Puerto Sa (NYSE:CEPU) is the second most undervalued regulated electric utility stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Central Puerto Sa has a valuation score of 71, which is 41 points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 30. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Central Puerto Sa's stock has gained 29.84% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the regulated electric utility industry by 39 percentage points.

3. Enel Chile Sa (NYSE:ENIC)


Enel Chile Sa (NYSE:ENIC) is the third most undervalued regulated electric utility stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Enel Chile Sa has a valuation score of 71, which is 41 points higher than the regulated electric utility industry average of 30. It passed 5 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Enel Chile Sa's stock has gained 21.94% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the regulated electric utility industry by 31 percentage points.

Are regulated electric utility stocks a good buy now?

73.33% of regulated electric utility stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect regulated electric utility stocks to rise by 6.41% 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 15.31x.
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