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Lowest Return on Equity in the Multi-Utilities Industry Detected in Shares of Centerpoint Energy (CNP, MDU, BKH, NI, AVA)

By David Diaz

Below are the three companies in the Multi-Utilities industry with the lowest return on equity. The ROE is a general indication of the company's efficiency; investors usually look for companies with ROEs that are high and are growing.

Centerpoint Energy ranks lowest with a ROE of -472.8%. MDU Resources Group is next with a ROE of 218.4%. Black Hills ranks third lowest with a ROE of 474.0%.

NiSource follows with a ROE of 819.5%, and Avista rounds out the bottom five with a ROE of 853.7%.

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