Young Investors Shun Utilities Stocks

Despite the attractive yield utility stocks provide, young investors are favouring more risky picks such as oil and gas stocks, according to online trading platforms

Karen Kwok 6 July, 2017 | 3:11PM
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Younger investors are shunning stable income stocks in favour more volatile growth companies; taking on more risk relative to older investors, according to online trading platforms.

Utility stocks SSE (SSE) and Centrica (CNA) are among the top 20 FTSE 350 dividend paying stocks, each paying 6% yields, while National Grid (NG.) offers a 5.1% yield.

But despite these attractive income offerings, for investors between 30 to 45 years old, these stocks fail to make the cut.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
88 Energy Ltd1.43 GBP0.00
AstraZeneca PLC8,411.00 GBP0.00Rating
Centrica PLC64.92 GBP0.00Rating
GlaxoSmithKline PLC1,510.80 GBP0.00Rating
Lloyds Banking Group PLC46.00 GBP0.00Rating
National Grid PLC1,002.20 GBP0.00Rating
Sound Energy PLC1.35 GBP0.00
SSE PLC1,564.00 GBP0.00Rating
UK Oil & Gas PLC0.11 GBP0.00

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