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  • Are These Really the Best Utility Stock Deals?

    By Chris Hodge - June 3, 2013 | Tickers: ELP, DYN, ETR

    There are two two major things I like about any investment: the prospect of cash dividends that are here to stay and getting a great deal that can appreciate in value over time. Utilities are well known for paying dividends and for being run conservatively enough to stand the test of time. In this case, I've run some numbers and found companies with low book value and earnings multiples more »

  • High-Powered Dividends, or Hanging By a Wire?

    By Chris Hodge - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: ETR, FE, PPL

    The power of a company is the money it puts in your pocket. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to tell by looking whether a given company is likely to keep doing that in the future. Great dividends are worth some research, but companies that pay sporadically or don't have the guts to keep paying should never enter a serious portfolio. Let's check out a few ideas in more »

  • Three Electric Dividends Offering Excellent Dividends

    By Cagdas Ozcan - May 30, 2013 | Tickers: ETR, IDA, PPL

    Electric utilities are famous for their defensive characteristics, as well as their fat dividend offerings. Electric utility equities operating in the States offered an average dividend yield of 4.5% as of August 2010, which is quite an attractive amount for most of the investors. These types of stocks perform well in times of economic crisis, which is why they are considered defensive stocks. People always need and pay for more »

  • Three Stocks to Avoid When Buying for Dividend Yield

    By Ken McGaha - May 20, 2013 | Tickers: AEP, ETR, FE

    Regular readers of my work will be well aware of my affinity for dividends. When investing for yield, it is important to make sure the dividend is safe and paid from profits generated from real earnings. Utility stocks come to my mind when I think of safe dividends in a stable industry that is almost guaranteed to profit.

    Always be careful about what you think you know

    The three businesses more »

  • A Tortoise-Like Dividend ETF That Delivers Hare-Like Returns

    By Jeff Stouffer - May 6, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, ETR, DVY

    An often over-looked investment theme is based on dividend income. Such strategies seem so boring in that they keep chugging along collecting dividends on a regular basis. There seems to be very little sex appeal to these strategies, especially when the media reports on day-to-day activities of companies such as Apple or Google. The media comments of such companies take all the stage when earnings or other high-impact news developments more »

  • 5 Dividend Companies Favored by Top Investors

    By Karin Hernandez - February 20, 2013 | Tickers: BP, ETR, GSK, MRK, VOD

    I've been examining dividend stocks for nearly a year now, selecting what I feel are the absolute best for my own dividend portfolio. I’m actually getting close to completing my portfolio (I’ve chosen eight stocks out of ten), but I’m running into a problem. There aren’t enough companies that meet my criteria.

    While I ponder what to do about the last two selections for my more »

  • These Three Companies Keep Powering On!

    By Ash Anderson - February 15, 2013 | Tickers: DUK, ETR, NEE

    Powering the Super Bowl turned out to be quite the momentous task. Those who were watching the game found out that a little outage could cause a 30-minute delay in the game. Can you just imagine how much power the Superdome was using at that time? How about the millions of homes around the nation with their TV sets on or the countless fridges that were working overtime to keep more »

  • Buy Exelon and Get Constellation Energy for Free

    By Ted Cooper - December 4, 2012 | Tickers: ETR, EXC, NEE, PEG

    Shares of nuclear power plant operator Exelon (NYSE: EXC) look cheap after fears of an upcoming dividend cut sent the price tumbling. The stock traded near $36 as October came to a close, but it now sits below $30. Although the company faces near-term headwinds, the stock appears undervalued given its strong competitive position in nuclear power and its recent acquisition of the second-largest retail power base.

    Exelon's power more »

  • 3 Utility Stocks Offering Substantial Yields

    By Dr. Osman Gulseven - November 26, 2012 | Tickers: ETR, FE, POM

    When looking at the electric utilities, you need to change your perspective and look from a different point of view. These stocks are known for their defensive nature and dividend yields that are above average. In addition, this industry offers a below-the-average volatility compared to other industries. Therefore, investing in electric utilities is considerably less risky and may come in handy in uncertain times.

    The industry is in the down more »

  • Stormy Earnings

    By Gerelyn Terzo - October 31, 2012 | Tickers: CHK, ETR, NRG

    I couldn't help but notice the winding line of customers waiting for fuel from the two-pump station next to my New Jersey residence, a chain of cars that extended into my driveway. Those long lines have since subsided as Hurricane Sandy brings its fury, and no doubt the storm played a part in the rush to fill-up. More than likely, however, the lines also has something to do with more »

  • A Dividend That Could Head South

    By Chad Henage - September 14, 2012 | Tickers: DUK, ETR, NEE, SO

    I read a few articles by different authors suggesting that there could be a dividend bubble in this market. While on an overall basis I don't believe this is true, there are specific sectors that investors have bid up seemingly because of their yield. There might not be a better example of this bubble of fact than in the utility industry. One of the primary names that has been on a huge run is Southern Co. (NYSE: SO), which has risen from about $37 to nearly $46 in the last two years. I'm not suggesting that the big run-up in the shares is the reason to avoid them, because in a low interest rate environment it shouldn't be surprising that investors are chasing yield. However, when the underlying fundamentals of the business are deteriorating, while at the same time investors are chasing the stock, this can set up a dangerous combination. I've been keeping tabs on Southern Co. for a while in hopes that their financial situation would change. However, based on their recent earnings, the trend is clear and it seems this dividend could be in jeopardy.

  • Why Do Utilities Pay Big Dividends?

    By Arthur Pinkasovitch - March 2, 2012 | Tickers: AT, ETR, EXC, NEE, SO

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke cautioned that the economic recovery has thus far been “uneven and modest.” Despite the fac that unemployment and consumer spending have been on the upswing, the chairman used a guarded tone as he addressed Congress regarding his sentiment of the overall economy. With the Fed forecasting economic growth of approximately 2.5% and a drop in unemployment to 8.2% through 2012, necessary measures must more »