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  • 3 Electricity Picks From Brazil

    By Louie Grint - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: CIG, ELP, CPL

    The resumption of economic growth and industrial development in Brazil is increasing demand for electricity. Forecasts predict that electricity consumption in the country will grow 5% annually through 2019, which is a 40% increase from 2012. This higher demand will prove advantageous for Brazilian electric energy operators, backed by an approved government 10-year plan to build 167 gigawatts.

    But not all the companies will equally benefit from this outlook. Here more »

  • Look Overseas For Great Utility Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: CPL, NGG, PPL

    Utilities are the classic “widow-and-orphan” stocks—meaning they are slow and steady providers of dependable income. While earnings per share growth isn’t going to take anyone’s breath away, utilities operate in a highly regulated industry and thus aren’t likely to collapse. Even in a dire economy, utilities provide investors the certainty of reliable earnings and dividends.

    For investors who also see the importance of geographical diversification, there more »

  • Look Overseas For Great Utility Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: CPL, NGG, PPL

    Utilities are the classic “widow-and-orphan” stocks—meaning they are slow and steady providers of dependable income. While earnings per share growth isn’t going to take anyone’s breath away, utilities operate in a highly regulated industry and thus aren’t likely to collapse. Even in a dire economy, utilities provide investors the certainty of reliable earnings and dividends.

    For investors who also see the importance of geographical diversification, there more »

  • Look Overseas For Great Utility Stocks

    By Bob Ciura - April 12, 2013 | Tickers: CPL, NGG, PPL

    Utilities are the classic “widow-and-orphan” stocks—meaning they are slow and steady providers of dependable income. While earnings per share growth isn’t going to take anyone’s breath away, utilities operate in a highly regulated industry and thus aren’t likely to collapse. Even in a dire economy, utilities provide investors the certainty of reliable earnings and dividends.

    For investors who also see the importance of geographical diversification, there more »

  • Which Utility Company Earns 5 Stars?

    By Grant Hosticka - February 28, 2013 | Tickers: CNL, CPL, ^DJUSUT, EE, PPL, SJI

    The CAPS Stock Screener is one of my favorite tools, because adding the views of peers (CAPS Star Rating) can always be helpful.  Today we're going to look at some 5 Star Utilities, and come up with a winning investment.  Additional criteria on this preliminary screen included P/E (0-20), Dividend Yield (>3%), and Return on Equity (>10).  Here are the 5 star competitors.

    Company Market Cap  P/E more »
  • Highly Rated Utilities 20% Cheaper Than Before

    By Chad Henage - December 5, 2012 | Tickers: CIG, CPL, EXC

    On a regular basis I use the CAPS Screener on Fool.com to come up with new investment ideas. One thing I constantly look for is companies that are selling for a price at least 20% below their 52 week highs. While there is no guarantee that these stocks are a bargain, it certainly helps to know that I can pay 20% less than other investors. If I find a more »

  • A High Flying Utility Dividend

    By Jon Quast - November 29, 2012 | Tickers: APU, AT, CPL, GEN, SPH

    I've been trying to balance out my portfolio lately.  To do that I've been searching high and low, looking dividend payers in the utility sector.  Using a stock screener I looked for the five highest dividend payers in the utility sector with at least $1 billion in market cap.  These are the results I came up with:

    1. GenOn Energy (NYSE: GEN)
    2. Atlantic Power (NYSE: AT)
    3. Suburban Propane Partners more »
  • Three Large Caps With Above Average Dividend Yields

    By Anh HOANG - November 2, 2012 | Tickers: CPL, ETP, SCCO

    Screening is an important first step to identify attractive investment opportunities for all serious investors. By having different investment goals, investors could choose different screening criteria sets. As a value investor, I prefer any large capitalization companies which pay above average dividend yields and deliver a high return on equity for investors. By using the Motley Fool CAPS screen, I selected three main criteria for my search this time: (1 more »