LONDON --Severn Trent
Perhaps the only surprise was a joint venture with Costain
However, with uncertainty swirling, the type of predictability offered by Severn Trent is just what investors are looking for -- as is the healthy dividend yield, which remains at 4.1%. Severn Trent and its fellow water utilities Pennon Group and United Utilities have seen their shares rise more than 10% since the beginning of the year, far surpassing the FTSE All-Share's 2.2% rise.
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