Atlantic Power Corp is a high-yield utility stock with a dividend yield of 12.96 percent in 2014, notes Yahoo Finance. Other utility stocks with high-dividend yields in 2014 were Gas Natural, Pepco Holdings, Hawaiian Electric Industries, TECO Energy and UIL Holdings, according to MarketWatch.
The high yield from Atlantic Power Corp stock results from consistent sales to large commercial customers, explains Yahoo Finance. In 2014, yields for Gas Natural, Pepco and Hawaiian Electric Industries were above 5 percent, while yields for TECO Energy and UIL Holdings Corporation were above 4 percent. High yields for utility stocks result from acquisitions, strong revenue and earnings growth, reports MarketWatch.