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I keep ED on a tracking list with some other high yielding stocks, but its earnings and dividends (and share price) have basically been flat for 10 years now, so if you buy it there's a good chance you're getting your 5% yield and little else. The dividend doesn't even keep up with inflation.
Utilities would be great investments if they didn't have to get government approval for price increases and weren't so capital intensive. I keep looking at them but I haven't found one I like yet -- so much debt and regulation. The few that are growing (that I have looked at anyway) sport anemic yields and trade at rich valuations.
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