How to Find the Best Utility Stocks

When seeking out the best utility stocks, investors should focus on companies with scale and income potential.

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Utility stocks are probably not the most dynamic investments on Wall Street, but these solid companies do have a lot to offer low-risk investors. After all, electricity is just as much a necessity as food and water in the modern economy. While there are few things that are certain in this world, a constant demand for electricity is indeed one of them.

But how to find the best utility stocks is not as straightforward a task. You need to assess the current leaders in this sector as well as who is facing long-term risks. 

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Jeff Reeves
Contributing Writer,

Jeff Reeves writes about equity markets and exchange-traded funds for Kiplinger. A veteran journalist with extensive capital markets experience, Jeff has written about Wall Street and investing since 2008. His work has appeared in numerous respected finance outlets, including CNBC, the Fox Business Network, the Wall Street Journal digital network, USA Today and CNN Money.