Objective

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

Strategy

The Utility 5 folio consists of the 5 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 are considered defensive since earnings have historically remained relatively stable during both economic upturns and downturns. Utility companies can provide a hedge during periods of substantial volatility.

Last Updated: December 2, 2016

Category: Sector/Industry
Inception Date: 2001-03-11 00:00:00.0
Date Funded: 2009-08-31*

Folio S&P 500 Total Return
One-Month -4.86% 4.75%
Three-Month -8.32% 1.09%
Year-to-Date 5.61% 9.44%
One-Year 9.51% 7.71%
Three-Year (Annualized) 4.98% 9.05%
Five-Year (Annualized) 5.19% 14.41%
Since Inception 6.92% N/A
Volatility 15.5% 13.86%

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)
1AEPamerican elec pwr inc20.00%
2Ddominion resources inc.20.00%
3DUKduke energy corp new com20.00%
4NEEnextera energy inc20.00%
5NGGnational grid transco plc spon adr new20.00%

Steps to Create This Folio

  1. We selected companies with primary business operations in the Utility sector, excluding telephone utilities, as defined by Zacks Investment Research.
  2. We ranked the companies according to their market capitalizations and selected the top 5 stocks.
  3. We equally weighted the securities in the folio

Number of Securities

There are generally 5 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.