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Portfolio of Dividend-Paying Water Utilities Stocks

The following table includes 10 water utilities that pay dividends. Many water utilities have multiyear histories of increasing their dividends making them candidates for a dividend reinvestment portfolio.


Dividend-Paying Water Utilities Stocks
Stock
Quote
Annual Dividend & Yield
Annual Dividend 100 Shares
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Price to Annual Dividend Ratio
1-Yr Price Chart
American States Water Company
1.02 (1.92%)
$102.00
52.18
American Water
1.66 (2.05%)
$166.00
48.71
Aqua America
0.82 (2.45%)
$82.00
40.80
Artesian Resources
0.94 (2.60%)
$94.00
38.45
California Water Service Group
0.75 (1.99%)
$75.00
50.20
Connecticut Water Service
1.19 (1.88%)
$119.00
53.24
Consolidated Water Co. Ltd.
0.34 (2.50%)
$34.00
40.00
Middlesex Water Company
0.90 (2.29%)
$90.00
43.59
SJW Corp.
1.12 (2.09%)
$112.00
47.81
York Water Company
0.67 (2.12%)
$67.00
47.27
Sum Dividends
$941.00
Price and dividend data from Quandl. Dividend, yield and price to dividend ratio as of Apr-14-2018.


To inspect the performance of the Dividend-Paying Water Utilities Stocks portfolio, see the returns table and chart below. Portfolio values are computed using monthly closes for from Quandl.

The 9 included in the portfolio computations are: AWR, WTR, ARTNA, CWT, CTWS, CWCO, MSEX, SJW and YORW. The current value of the portfolio assumes that $1,111.11 was invested (total of $10,000) in each at its closing weekly price for the current date in 2008. AWK was excluded from the portfolio computations because of insufficient price data.


Dividend-Paying Water Utilities Stocks - Return Results
Portfolio:
Dividend-Paying Water Utilities Stocks
Start date:
Apr-25-2008
Start value:
$10,000
End date:
Apr-25-2018
End value:
$29,883
Number prices
121
Minimum value occurred on Feb-28-2009
$8,304
Maximum value occurred on Nov-30-2017
$32,400
Total gain or loss (Start date to End date)
198.83%
Annualized gain or loss (Start date to End date)
11.57%
Total dollar value on End date of a $10,000 purchase made on Start date
$29,883
Average percent return for all possible buy/sell combinations
62.02%
Number returns
7,260
Number profitable returns (Winners)
6,797
Percent profitable returns
93.62%
Number unprofitable returns (Losers)
463
Percent unprofitable returns
6.38%
Winners to losers ratio
14.68
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