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Attractive Yields And Deep Discounts Available In Utility And Infrastructure Closed-End Funds

Published Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:17:13 -0500 on Seeking Alpha

Utilities and infrastructure companies are capital intensive with long lived assets. The market has been concerned that rising interest rates would hurt these groups. However, the underlying investments are in real assets that generate strong cash flows that should benefit from an improving economy. The utility sector has been the best performing sector year to date, as interest rates have stabilized and investors are looking for opportunities in the sector due to its high dividends, low volatility, and last year's underperformance. Source: seekingalpha.com My commentaries on utility and infrastructure closed-end funds have received a number of comments debating the best funds in the space. I thought it would be interesting to do a broad review of available funds to see if there were other interesting funds that warranted further review. Many of the closed-end funds that invest in this area use leverage. Also, many of the funds allocate capital to... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOB INFRA/UTIL DIV & INC FUND 9.96   0.0 0.00 0.00 10.13
GABELLI UTILITY TRUST 7.20   0.0 0.00 0.00 8.26
MACQUARIE GLOBAL INFRA TOTAL RETURN FUND 23.88   0.0 0.00 0.00 7.07
COHEN & STEERS INFRA FUND 27.26   0.0 0.00 0.00 6.88
WELLS FARGO ADV UTILITIES AND HIGH INCOME FUND 13.40   0.0 0.00 0.00 6.78
DNP SELECT INCOME FUND 12.79   0.0 0.00 0.78 6.07
REAVES UTILITY INCOME FUND 36.75   0.0 0.00 0.00 5.89

MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOB INFRA/UTIL DIV & INC FUND - MFD
MACQUARIE/FIRST TRUST GLOB INFRA/UTIL DIV & INC FUND - MFD  


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