Objective

The Utility folio was developed for investors seeking moderate capital appreciation and income with lower volatility.

Strategy

The Utility Folio consists of largest companies primarily engaged in the utility industry. Companies engaged in the utilities industry include those involved in the production, transmission or distribution of electricity, gas, telecommunications, and other related utility goods and services.

Utility companies have historically tended to be less volatile than the overall market and could provide a source of income or provide a hedge during a down market, since consumers are generally reliant on their services.

Last Updated: September 28, 2016

Category: Sector/Industry
Inception Date: April 05, 2000
Date Funded: August 31, 2009*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month 3.18% 0.2%
Three-Month -0.33% 7.21%
Year-to-Date 18.6% 7.99%
One-Year 22.23% 17.8%
Three-Year (Annualized) 13.13% 10.98%
Five-Year (Annualized) 11.98% 15.99%
Since Inception 8.78% N/A
Volatility 15.68% 14.49%

Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
See how returns are calculated

* Returns reflect model performance from the Inception Date to the Date Funded, and funded performance since the Date Funded, if funded. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a strategy has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.

#SymbolCompanyWeight
(% of Folio)
1AEEameren corp3.34%
2AEPamerican elec pwr inc3.34%
3AESaes corp3.33%
4AGRavangrid inc com3.33%
5ATOatmos energy corp3.34%
6AWKamerican wtr wks co inc new com3.33%
7BIPbrookfield infrast partners lp int unit3.34%
8CMScms energy corp3.33%
9CPLcpfl energia s a sponsored adr3.33%
10Ddominion resources inc.3.33%
11DTEdte energy co3.33%
12DUKduke energy corp new com3.34%
13EIXedison intl3.33%
14ESeversource energy3.34%
15EXCexelon corp3.33%
16FEfirstenergy corp3.33%
17HNPhuaneng pwr intl inc adr n3.33%
18LNTalliant energy corp3.34%
19NEEnextera energy inc3.33%
20NGGnational grid transco plc spon adr new3.33%
21NInisource inc3.33%
22OKEoneok inc new3.33%
23PCGpg&e corp3.33%
24PEGpublic svc enterprise group3.33%
25PNWpinnacle west cap corp3.33%
26PPLppl corp3.34%
27SCGscana corp new3.34%
28SREsempra energy3.33%
29WECwisconsin energy corp new3.34%
30XELxcel energy inc3.33%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We selected companies with primary business operations in the Utility Industry, as defined by Zacks Investment Research.
  2. We ranked the securities according to market capitalization and selected 30 securities based on fundamental criteria defined by Folio with the highest market capitalizations.
  3. We equally weighted all securities in the Folio.

Number of Securities

There are generally 30 securities in the Folio.

Update Frequency

Quarterly

If the characteristics of the folio have changed substantially, the securities included may change. Also, corporate actions, such as a merger, or other events may cause changes to the securities held at any time. Your returns may deviate significantly from the values displayed here, due to many factors, including how long after a folio has been updated that you place orders to update your holdings.