NextEra Or Duke: Which One Of These Utilities Belongs In Your Portfolio?


  • NextEra Energy has a compelling, and growing, national renewable power business.
  • Duke has recently sold its renewable unit and represents a more pure-play regional electric utility.
  • We consider the key risk we think must be considered by investors who are considering utilities for their portfolio.
Electricity transmission towers with orange glowing wires against night sky.

Artur Nichiporenko

It’s All About Power

It’s well known that utility stocks are typically defensive plays–they tend to operate stable businesses with monopolistic characteristics that offer products and services that people can’t, quite frankly, live without.

Dividend investors also find utilities attractive

Disclosure: I/we have no stock, option or similar derivative position in any of the companies mentioned, and no plans to initiate any such positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

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