5 Utilities Companies That Pay A Large Dividend to Investors

The following 5 companies in the Utilities sector have the highest dividend yield for that sector:

  1. Cheniere Energy Partners LP (AMEX:CQP):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $13.63 to $24.54 and most recently traded at $17.25.  It pays a dividend of $1.70 per share and has a dividend yield of 9.70%.  Its market capitalization is $2.79 billion.  About the company:  Cheniere Energy Partners LP, through its subsidiary, will develop, own, and operate the Sabine Pass LNG receiving terminal currently under construction in western Cameron Parish, Louisiana on the Sabine Pass Channel.
  2. Exterran Partners LP (NASDAQ:EXLP): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $18.66 to $31.38 and most recently traded at $26.66 per share.  It pays a dividend of $1.91 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.41%.  Its market capitalization is $855.73 million.   About the company:  Exterran Partners LP offers natural gas compression services.  The partnership designs, sources, owns, installs, operates, services, repairs, and maintains equipment.
  3. Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $40.06 to $55.50 and most recently traded at $50.65..  It pays a dividend of $3.58 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%.  Its market capitalization is $9.82 billion.  About the company:  Energy Transfer Partners LP owns and operates a diversified portfolio of energy assets.  The Company’s operations include natural gas (NYSE:UNG) gathering and transportation pipelines, with natural gas treating and processing assets located in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana.  Energy Transfer markets propane from retail locations in various states across the United States.
  4. Copano Energy LLC (NASDAQ:CPNO):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $21.81 to $37.40 and most recently traded at $33.62.  The company pays a dividend of $2.30 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%.  Its market capitalization is $2.22 billion.   About the company:  Copano Energy LLC is an aggregator of natural gas and provides services to natural gas producers and purchasers of natural gas and natural gas liquids.  The Company operates a network of pipelines and a natural gas processing plant, and services provided include natural gas gathering, transportation, compression, dehydration, treating, conditioning and processing of natural gas.
  5. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE:BWP): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $25.94 to $34.23 and most recently traded at $30.61 per share.  It pays a dividend of $2.09 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.8%.  Its market capitalization is $5.9 billion.  About the company: Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP transports, gathers, and stores natural gas.  The Company owns and operates interstate pipeline systems that either serve customers directly or indirectly throughout the northeastern and southeastern United States.

Note: Financial data is taken from Yahoo! Finance.  Selected other data is taken from Google Finance and publicly available SEC filings.  All data are assumed to be accurate.

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