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Capital Markets
For the year ending March 31, 2013, the EEI Index returned an average of 16.3 percent compared to the 14.0-percent return posted by the S&P 500, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average’s 13.3-percent return. For the 10 years ending December 31, 2012, the EEI Index’s 166-percent return outpaced the Dow Jones Industrial’s 103 percent, S&P 500’s 99 percent, and NASDAQ’s 124 percent.​ This section provides an overview of the industry’s stock performance and credit ratings.