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  • Three Utilities to Watch This Week

    By Matthew Frankel - July 31, 2013 | Tickers: D, SCG, SRE

    Utility companies can make excellent long-term investments for any portfolio. They generally have relatively low volatility, pay nice yields, and tend to be fairly recession resistant. Today, I’d like to look at a few of my favorites that all happen to report their second quarter earnings in the next week or so, Dominion Resources (NYSE: D), SCANA Corp (NYSE: SCG), and Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE). Let’s take a more »

  • Can Utilities Make You Rich?

    By Marina Avilkina - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: D, NEE, NWE

    The utility industry has a great source of steady returns in the long term as this sector provides consistent recurring revenues and strong cash flow. In this article, we will consider three outstanding utilities - NorthWestern (NYSE: NWE), NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE) and Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) - in order to pick the strong growing utility that will help you preserve your money, while earning a solid dividend

    Business updates

    NorthWestern is more »

  • Is Now a Good Time To Buy Utilities?

    By Zachary Scheidt - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: D, DUK, SO

    The utilities sector has often been considered a "widows & orphans" group of stocks, with a long history of paying healthy and reliable dividends that makes these stocks safe enough for even the most conservative investors. Since the beginning of the summer, these shares have declined significantly -- but even at discount prices, they still have serious risks. 
    The great capital rotation 
    To understand the current dynamics for this basket of stocks more »
  • Can These Utilities Keep Up With Investors’ Expectations?

    By Shweta Dubey - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: D, DUK, SO

    According to the Energy Information Administration, electricity consumption in the U.S. will increase from 3,841 billion kilowatt hours in 2011 to 4,930 billion kilowatt hours in 2040. The consumption rate will rise at an annual rate of 0.90%. This demand is triggered by improvement in the housing sector, global warming, and the ever increasing population. To cater to this, utility companies are playing an active role more »

  • Is There Any 'Juice' Left in Utilities?

    By Daniel Paterson - June 12, 2013 | Tickers: D, EXC, IDU

    Historically the companies in the utility sector have been seen as very defensive investments. Utilities typically have predictable business operations and high and sustainable dividend yields. Companies in this sector have had a very nice run since the recession. To put it into perspective, lets first look at the iShares Dow Jones U.S. Utilities ETF (NYSEMKT: IDU).

    Between November 2012 until just last month, this ETF was on a more »

  • Are Utilities a Good Buy?

    By Mark Morelli - June 10, 2013 | Tickers: BRK-B, BRK-A, D, NVE

    Utilities have long been called boring stocks and the kind that Grandma likes to invest in. Peter Lynch called them low growth in his book "One Up on Wall Street."  He usually didn't touch them.

    Over the past 20 years, the Dow Jones Utility Index has advanced at a compounded annual rate of 3.6%. Since 2008, the index has actually dropped 4.5% with most of the more »

  • Effects of Recovery Highlight These Utility Goldmines

    By Brendan Marasco - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: D, DUK, NEE, SO, XLU

    Warren Buffett once said, “Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.” I fully agree.

    Trending economic condition

    The rebounding housing market and rising Dow Jones are wreaking havoc within the utility sector. Traditionally known as safe, dividend paying investments, utility stocks are now being sold like hotcakes.


    One major reason is because of the increase in bond more »

  • 3 Things to Know About LNG Exports

    By Erin McBride - June 7, 2013 | Tickers: CQP, LNG, CVX, D

    There is far more to investing in natural gas and liquefied natural gas (LNG) than first meets the eye. There are at least these three important details to understand about the future of LNG before further investing.

    As has been widely reported, the Department of Energy (DOE) gave conditional authorization for LNG exports to a second facility in the U.S. The Freeport terminal project will export up to 1 more »

  • The Approval of Freeport LNG Is Only the Second Export License Granted

    By Stephan Dube - June 6, 2013 | Tickers: LNG, CVX, COP, D

    For a few years now, energy companies are trying to find new ways to benefit from the abundance of natural gas in the U.S. Some will process the commodity to produce derivative products such as propane, butane and ethane. Others will challenge the current ways to reach available markets, or even try to reach new markets that were unaffordable to do business with before.

    LNG export projects face several more »

  • Is It Time To Buy Utilities?

    By Declan Fallon - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: D, DUK, SO, XLU

    The Utility Select Sector SPDR (NYSEMKT: XLU) has stumbled from a high of $41.44 down into the $30's, falling 8.5% over the month: sellers were quick to outsell buyers by a 4:1 volume margin over this period. And not surprisingly, the outlook for defensive sectors was glum as economic conditions improved. The last time the sector was out of favour (in relative terms to other sectors more »

  • After A Utility Sell-Off These Three Stocks Could Be Next

    By Sammy Pollack - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: ED, D, JNJ, PEG, RAI, HSY

    Over the past month, as shown by the chart below, despite all-time highs in equity indices, utility stocks have been under selling pressure. 

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    ED data by YCharts

    This should not come as a complete surprise given the defensive nature of the industry. However, it should be noted that prior to this recent sell-off the utility sector had been among market leaders, not laggards. There are a few reasons behind the more »

  • Duke Energy and Random-Chance Utility Investing

    By Nate Wooley - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: AEP, D, DUK, SO

    Investing in utilities can be a very good move … if the right sort of luck is with you.

    A recent story about Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) indicates just how much of a factor random chance can play in investing. Sure, that's true for all investing, but for utilities investing it's more obvious than in other sectors. In its recent earnings call, Duke said that its first quarter profit more »

  • This Could Destroy Your Wealth or Make You Rich

    By Ken McGaha - May 5, 2013 | Tickers: CJES, LNG, D

    While the media is filled with loud reporting of the newly available abundant supplies of natural gas within the borders of the United States, very little coverage is given to the efforts to restrict access to supply through restrictive regulations on hydraulic fracturing (fracking), or the political efforts just getting underway to restrict the export of natural gas into the world market where prices are as much as 3 to more »

  • One Method to Get Paid on the Daily Cost of Living

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 5, 2013 | Tickers: D, DUK, IDU, NEE, SO

    I recall the days when I was a rookie at Merrill Lynch. In the 1990s one of the oldest pitches a broker can make is selling shares in the local power company. Comments such as “how would you like to get a dividend on your monthly electric bill?” would be taught as a way to open an account. The problem with that was the confinement to the local market. The more »

  • 1 LNG Export Company to Know

    By Erin McBride - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: CQP, LNG, D, XOM

    Whether or not the U.S. should export the current abundance of natural gas divides several industries. But one thing is certain: as a political battle over LNG exports unfolds, the company to watch is Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT: LNG)

    Several companies already profit from the surge in hydraulic fracturing and natural gas resources, but Cheniere is billions of dollars, months and years ahead in the race to export natural gas more »

  • 1 LNG Export Company to Know

    By Erin McBride - April 17, 2013 | Tickers: CQP, LNG, COP, D, XOM

    Whether or not the U.S. should export the current abundance of natural gas divides several industries. But one thing is certain, as this political battle over LNG exports goes on, the company to know is Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT: LNG), and its sister company Cheniere Energy Partners (NYSEMKT: CQP).

    Several companies already profit from the surge in hydraulic fracturing and natural gas, but Cheniere is billions of dollars and months more »

  • 3 Compelling Reasons to Pounce on This Electric Utility

    By Piyush Arora - March 26, 2013 | Tickers: D, NEE, SO

    When the markets are choppy, investing in income growth stocks proves to be a great strategy. Southern Company (NYSE: SO) is one such income growth stock, which has been delivering steady returns in the form of stock appreciation and dividend pay-outs. But due to recent developments, its growth prospects have expanded and the company seems well-positioned to rally.

    Southern Company is one of the largest electric utilities in the U more »

  • This Power Company Is Charged Up And Ready To Go

    By Shas Dey - March 25, 2013 | Tickers: CPN, D, EXC

    Dominion Resources (NYSE: D)  is a producer and transporter of energy. Its portfolio includes over 10,000 miles of gathering and transmission pipeline as well as a strategically positioned growing midstream business in natural gas storage business. The company has a balanced electricity generation fleet between coal at 28%, natural gas at 23%, nuclear at 17%, and oil, renewables, and others representing the remaining capacity.

    A diversified generation portfolio more »

  • What Does the Deal Between Ameren and Dynegy Mean for Them

    By Anh HOANG - March 20, 2013 | Tickers: AEE, D

    Recently, Dynegy (NYSE: DYN) agreed to buy the merchant generation business Ameren Energy Resources (AER), from the power company Ameren (NYSE: AEE) for around $900 million, including around $180 million in tax benefits. Interestingly, the deal does not involve any cash or stock issuance, as Dynegy will undertake around $825 million in debt with the acquisition of Genco, AER’s subsidiary. Is the deal better off for both Dynegy and more »

  • Which companies provide robotics systems to the military?

    By Frank Tobe - March 18, 2013 | Tickers: AIR, AVAV, ATNY, D, ESLT, EXPO, FLIR, HON, IRBT, LLL, LMT, NOC, RTN, COL, TDY, TXT, BA

    By Frank Tobe, Editor and Publisher, The Robot Report

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    Elbit Systems' unique VIPeR Robot

    My friends at are running a week-long series of focused stories about robotics for defense, security and surveillance purposes. In an attempt to add to the conversation, here is a list of some of the companies that produce these types of robotic devices. This list is comprised of publicly-traded stocks in various stock exchanges more »

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