Thursday, June 17, 2010

Highest Yielding Water Utilities

Water utilities provide decent yields ranging from 2% to 5%. Water stocks provide good income diversification along with a portfolio of electric utilities and natural gas utilities. There are about a dozen water utility stocks with dividends that were turned up by on their water list that was just updated. Here are a few examples.

Artesian Resources Corporation (ARTNA) pays a yield of 4.3% and sports a forward price to earnings ratio of 15.5.

Aqua America, Inc. (WTR) has a dividend yield of 3.4% with a forward PE of 18.4.

Consolidated Water Co. Ltd. (CWCO) provides investors with a yield of 2.4% and has a forward PE of 15.3.

To see a list of the rest of the top yielding water stocks, including four that yield more than 4%, which you can download, add to, change, and sort, check out

Author does not own any of the above.


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