The price of natural gas is relatively very low, so consumers don't mind cranking up the heat. Now were are entering the Winter season when consumption will increase. How about looking at natural gas utilities as possible investments, especially because of the great dividends. Seventeen of these stocks pay 4% or more.
Here are a few examples of high yielding natural gas and propane utilities and limited partnerships:
Amerigas Partners (APU) 7.1%
Laclede Group Inc (LG) 5.1%
Spectra Energy (SE) 5.1%
Nicor Inc (GAS) 5.0%
To see a list of 25 gas utilities, you can get a free downloadable Excel database of natural gas and propane stocks at WallStreetNewsNetwork.com.