Dow Jones Utility Average

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The Dow Jones Utility Average (also known as the "Dow Jones Utilities") is a stock index from Dow Jones Indexes that keeps track of the performance of 15 prominent utility companies.[1]


Dow Jones Utility Average 1928–2012

The current components on the Dow Jones Utilities are as follows (company name followed by ticker symbol):

(as of January 21, 2019)

Effective October 1, 2014, American Water Works replaced Williams Companies.[2]

Effective January 18, 2019, Sempra Energy replaced PG&E Corporation.[3]

The Dow Jones Utilities is a price-weighted average.


The index was created in 1929 when all utility stocks were removed from the Dow Jones Industrial Average.

On April 20, 1965, the index closed at 163.32. On September 13, 1974, the index closed at 57.93.

Record values[edit]

Category All-Time Highs
Closing 774.47 Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Intraday 778.80 Wednesday, November 15, 2017


There is no fund that tracks this index. There are funds that have very similar behavior, such as Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSE ArcaXLU).

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Dow Jones Averages | Dow Jones Utility Average | Overview
  2. ^ "Avis Budget Group Set to Join the Dow Jones Transportation Average and American Water Works to Join the Dow Jones Utility Average" (PDF). September 23, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2017.
  3. ^ "Sempra Energy Set to Join Dow Jones Utility Average" (PDF). S&P Dow Jones Indices. January 15, 2019. Retrieved May 6, 2019.

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