International Dividend Investing

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In last month’s article, we saw the Index of companies that increased its dividend since 2004 represented the largest sector was telecommunications, but there is another whose representation is significant.

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This is the Utilities sector also often characterized by significant stability in their income which will give us greater security in their future dividends.
Leading companies in this sector are Scott & South Engy, FirstEnergy Corp, Veolia Environmental and Terna all with a dividend greater than 5.5%. Below is a short description of each of the companies:

Scott & South Engy (6.07% dividend) core purpose is to Provide the energy People need in a Sustainable and reliable way. Their strategy is to deliver sustainable growth in the dividend yield to shareholders, through the efficient operation of, and investment in, a balanced range of regulated and Non-regulated businesses.
To help achieve this, they have plans to invest around £ 6.7 billion Between 2008 and 2013. The main focus of this investment is renewable energy, but also plan investments in thermal generation, electricity networks and in other areas.

FirstEnergy Corp. (6.06% dividend)is a company Diversified Electric Headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Its seven electric utility operating companies comprise the nation’s fifth largest investor-owned electric system, serving 4.5 million customers.

Veolia Environnement (5.73% dividend)operates utility and transport sectors public. The Company provides drinking water, waste services, installation and maintenance of heating and air conditioning systems as well as passenger transport by rail and road in France and internationally.

Terna SPA-Rete Elettrica Nazionale- (5.73% dividend) is a major electricity transmission grid operator in Italy.It Providers service agreements and Ensures safety, quality. The company is careful in regards to its cost effectiveness. The company ensures equal access to all  grid users.