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Black Hills Corp. Is A Dividend King

Published Mon, 31 Aug 2020 22:13:33 -0400 on Seeking Alpha

Seeking AlphaQuick Picks & Lists | Utilities Black Hills Corp. Is A Dividend KingAug. 31, 2020 10:13 PM ET|| About: Black Hills Corporation (BKH), Includes: AEP, DUK, ED, ETR, EXC, NEE, PPL, SO, XELby: RamaniRamani Dividend Growth Investing, Growth At Reasonable Price, Growth, ValueSummaryUtilities prices have trended lower, and are yet again providing chances to add to my portfolio.
I added Black Hills Corp. to my portfolio and plan to add more soon.
My target buy prices range for several utilities are listed here. These targets will guide me to add them to my portfolio when the market provides me the chance.

My Utilities-related earlier article, “Picking The Best Electric Stocks For Market-Beating Returns,” can be viewed here. It is always my practice to compare the price valuations of a company among its peers and then choose the one or more based on my perception and situation.
I chose to compare the following companies this time:
Ticker Company Type AEP American Electric Power Company Inc. Electric Utilities BKH Black Hills Corp. Multi-Utilities DUK Duke Energy Corp. Electric Utilities ED Consolidated Edison, Inc. Electric Utilities ETR Entergy Corporation Electric Utilities EXC Exelon Corporation Multi-Utilities NEE NextEra Energy Inc. Multi-Utilities PPL PPL Corp. Electric Utilities SO Southern Company Electric Utilities XEL Xcel Energy Inc. Multi-Utilities
Some of the basic information is below:
Ticker Dividend Growth Years Dividend Paid Since Moody's Credit Rating S&P's Credit Rating *PEG *LT Debt/Eq. AEP 11 1910 Baa1 A- 3.62 1.33 BKH 50 1942 Baa2 BBB+ 3.73 1.41 DUK 13 1927 Baa1 A- 10.18 1.29 ED 45 1885 Baa2 A- 6.99 1.05 ETR 5 1994 Baa2 BBB+ 2.67 1.75 EXC 5 2001 Baa2 BBB+ - 1.12 NEE 10 1989 A1 AA- 4.66 1.15 PPL 20 1946 Baa2 A- - 1.62 SO 18 1989 Baa2 A- 3.76 1.63 XEL 16 1972 Baa1 A- 4.21 1.45
(Source: * PEG and LT Debt/Equity data is from Finviz.com, while the rest of the data are compiled by author from various internet... Read more

Stock name Last trade   P/E Earnings/Share Dividend/Share Dividend yield
PPL 30.88   12.7 2.43 1.65 5.50
SOUTHERN COMPANY 59.99   14.0 4.28 2.48 4.19
DUKE ENERGY 94.96   21.0 4.52 3.78 4.02
CONSOLIDATED EDISON 90.19   21.4 4.21 2.96 3.31
ENTERGY 113.89   22.3 5.10 3.64 3.24
EXELON 47.88   20.4 2.35 1.45 3.00
AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER 92.02   23.0 4.00 2.68 2.94
XCEL ENERGY 63.07   25.7 2.45 1.62 2.57
NEXTERA ENERGY 220.74   31.7 6.96 5.00 2.29


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