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: December 8, 2016

Category: Sector/Industry
Inception Date: 2000-04-05 00:00:00.0
Date Funded: 2009-08-31*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month -2.52% 5.2%
Three-Month -4.25% 3.54%
Year-to-Date 13.0% 12.21%
One-Year 16.1% 11.25%
Three-Year (Annualized) 10.4% 9.84%
Five-Year (Annualized) 10.21% 15.15%
Since Inception 8.36% N/A
Volatility 15.42% 13.68%

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 corp3.33%
2AEPamerican elec pwr inc3.33%
3AGRavangrid inc com3.33%
4AWKamerican wtr wks co inc new com3.33%
5BIPbrookfield infrast partners lp int unit3.33%
6CMScms energy corp3.34%
7CNPcenterpoint energy inc com3.33%
8Ddominion resources inc.3.33%
9DTEdte energy co3.34%
10DUKduke energy corp new com3.34%
11EBRcentrais eletricas brasileiras adr3.34%
12EIXedison intl3.34%
13ESeversource energy3.33%
14EXCexelon corp3.34%
15FEfirstenergy corp3.33%
16FTSfortis inc com3.34%
17HNPhuaneng pwr intl inc adr n3.33%
18LNTalliant energy corp3.33%
19NEEnextera energy inc3.33%
20NGGnational grid transco plc spon adr new3.33%
21OKEoneok inc new3.33%
22PCGpg&e corp3.33%
23PEGpublic svc enterprise group3.33%
24PNWpinnacle west cap corp3.34%
25PPLppl corp3.33%
26SCGscana corp new3.33%
27SREsempra energy3.33%
28UGIugi corp new3.34%
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.