Duke Energy Stock vs. Consolidated Edison Stock: A Dividend Battle

Utility companies are well known for their solid dividends, and both Duke Energy stock (NYSE: DUK  ) and b stock (NYSE: ED  ) are no different. Duke Energy stock pays a dividend of 4.5% and ConEd pays 4.3%, but it's the future of these two companies that investors must consider. As both face anemic growth in electricity demand, each must make choices about how to remain competitive.

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  • Report this Comment On June 16, 2013, at 1:50 PM, DrKP wrote:

    Duke and ConEd are quality stocks; if the idea is

    to have a steady growth with minimum of risk best

    buy. Will not get you very reach quackly and the

    the downside is not there looking at the past history these corporations. When I retired I had

    90% of my money in long term cds earning 5% or

    so, As my cds began to mature I transffered my

    cash into divident giving stocks like Duke, J&J and

    PG and these stocks has provided better income than the CDs.

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