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Capital Markets

The EEI Index returned a strong 17.4% in 2016, just ahead of the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 16.5% return and well ahead of both the S&P 500’s 12.0% return and the Nasdaq Composite’s 7.5% gain. The industry further improved its overall credit profile, while also investing $112.5 billion in 2016 for a fifth-straight year of record-high capital expenditures.  This section provides an overview of the industry’s stock performance and credit ratings.