Make your money go further for just 25p per day

PREMIUM

National Grid remains a dividend power play

26/02/2019 · National Grid (NG) 

Dividends Income Booster

National Grid electricity pylon

National Grid has been swept up in the negative sentiment swirling around the UK’s utility sector. But investors hunting for reliable income should remember that the company makes less than half of its operating profits in the UK and hasn’t cut its dividend for 22 years.


Utility stocks are supposed to be among the safest, dullest and most reliable income investments around. But the threat of Labour nationalisation, regulatory pressures and a smattering of dividend cuts has made investors rightfully wary.

Let's start with a look at how the three biggest utility companies in the FTSE 100 have performed over the last five years:

Continue reading our content…

Gain access to all our excellent content for just £90 per year, that’s just 25p per day for financial freedom.
  • Unlimited access to our market-beating portfolios
  • In-depth coverage of many of the world’s great companies
  • Unique insights from our top research team
Register FREE for access to limited content.
  • Company and markets insights
  • Sponsored content
  • Podcasts

Previous articleNext article

Have your say

Log in or register to view or add comments.

For access to the top news and insights from the investment world

REGISTER FREE

Fundamental Asset Management
Buy any of our portfolios with our associates.
 

FIND OUT MORE

More on National Grid

National Grid takes hit from COVID-19 but confirms dividend rise

25/06/2020 · Portfolio

Income Booster National Grid expects cash costs of up to £1bn as a result of the…


Income Boosters: Don’t give up on dividends just yet

10/04/2020 · Portfolio

Over the last month, the outlook for UK dividend stocks has worsened considerably. In our review…


More Portfolio

National Grid takes hit from COVID-19 but confirms dividend rise

25/06/2020 · Hikma · National Grid

Quality British stocks retain reliability

Data opportunities in a post-coronavirus world

14/06/2020 · Alphabet · Amazon · Microsoft
Company 5yr share price change 5yr dividend change
National Grid (NG) -5% +10%