All 31 utilities stocks in the S&P 500 are rallied Friday as falling Treasury yields fueled by a very disappointing December jobs report boost the allure of dividend-paying stocks.  Utility companies are also big borrowers, so lower interest rates should improve profitability (call it a two-fer).

S&P 500 Utilities Stocks Surge

Ticker

Security

Last

Change

% Chg

(NI) NiSource Inc.

33.73

0.64

1.93%

(CMS) CMS Energy Corporation

27.02

0.49

1.85%

(WEC) Wisconsin Energy Corporation

41.44

0.69

1.69%

(GAS) AGL Resources, Inc.

47.01

0.76

1.64%

(SCG) SCANA Corporation

46.77

0.75

1.63%

(SRE) Sempra Energy

91.78

1.45

1.61%

(TE) TECO Energy, Inc.

16.96

0.25

1.50%

(AEP) American Electric Power Company, Inc.

46.95

0.67

1.45%

(DTE) DTE Energy Company

66.63

0.95

1.45%

(D) Dominion Resources, Inc.

67.27

0.95

1.43%

(SO) The Southern Company

41.20

0.58

1.43%

(TEG) Integrys Energy Group, Inc.

54.01

0.76

1.43%

(PNW) Pinnacle West Capital Corporation

53.23

0.71

1.35%

(ETR) Entergy Corporation

61.33

0.81

1.34%

(NU) Northeast Utilitites

42.48

0.56

1.34%

(PCG) PG&E Corporation

40.60

0.53

1.32%

(PPL) PPL Corporation

30.09

0.39

1.31%

(CNP) CenterPoint Energy, Inc.

23.39

0.29

1.26%

(ED) Consolidated Edison, Inc.

54.23

0.65

1.21%

(XEL) Xcel Energy Inc.

28.14

0.32

1.15%

(DUK) Duke Energy Corporation

68.64

0.77

1.13%

(OKE) ONEOK, Inc.

64.19

0.80

1.26%

(AEE) Ameren Corporation

36.42

0.38

1.05%

(NEE) NextEra Energy, Inc.

86.94

0.92

1.07%

(EIX) Edison International

45.57

0.43

0.95%

(PEG) Public Service Enterprise Group

32.02

0.30

0.95%

(FE) FirstEnergy Corp.

32.09

0.29

0.91%

(EXC) Exelon Corporation

27.27

0.24

0.89%

(AES) The AES Corporation

14.57

0.11

0.76%

(POM) Pepco Holdings, Inc.

19.04

0.13

0.69%

(NRG) NRG Energy, Inc.

28.22

0.15

0.53%