El Paso Electric Company

  • Buffett Is Buying Into Utilities, Should You?

    By Reuben Brewer - June 5, 2013 | Tickers: EE, NVE, SO

    Warren Buffett recently inked a deal to buy utility NV Energy (NYSE: NVE) despite the utility sector's recent pullback. That's a huge statement about the long-term value that utilities present. Now is a good time to look at utilities like Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) and El Paso (NYSE: EE) which operate in growing markets.

    A Buffett View

    Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway already has a material footprint in the more »

  • Look for Buys Now That Utilities Are on the Outs

    By Reuben Brewer - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: DUK, EE, SO

    Utilities are among the most stable companies in the world. In a yield-starved world, however, the shares of such companies have become a lot more exciting than their boring images might suggest. This includes a long period of share-price increases off of 2007-2009 recession lows and, more recently, a sell-off. For patient income investors, however, the sell-off could be a great buying opportunity. Put Southern Company (NYSE: SO), El Paso 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.

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