Dow Jones Utility Average


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Dow Jones Utility Average

A stock index tracking fifteen large, American utility companies. Utility companies borrow more than most companies and thus benefit from low interest rates. Because of this, a downturn on the DJUA is considered a predictor signaling an expected rise in interest rates. See also: Dow Jones Industrial Average, Dow Jones Transportation Average.

Dow Jones Utility Average.

The Dow Jones Utility Average tracks the performance of the stocks of 15 gas, electric, and power companies, and is one of the components of the Dow Jones 65 Composite Average.

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Further information as well as the complete component list of the Dow Jones Utility Average can be found on the Dow Jones Indexes' web site http://www.
Component stocks in all of the Dow Jones Averages--the Dow Jones Industrial Average (30 stocks), the Dow Jones Utility Average (15 stocks) and the Dow Jones Transportation Average (20 stocks)-- are selected by the editors of The Wall Street Journal, which is published by Dow Jones & Company.
The Dow Jones Utility Average, which made its debut in 1929, has attracted tremendous interest recently because of the strength of the utility sector.
For the past five years the stock performance has exceeded that of the Edward Jones Distribution Average, the S&P Utility Average and the Dow Jones Utility Average.