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  • What Can We Learn From Duke's Missed Earnings?

    By Wes Patoka - August 12, 2013 | Tickers: DUK, EXC, NEE

    Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) missed its earnings this quarter due to several factors. What can investors learn from this earnings call and apply to the utility sector? There were several macro-economic trends that Duke called out, and we’ll look into them below.

    Duke announced that its net income fell 24% in the second quarter and earnings fell to $0.48 per share. The company is citing warmer weather and more »

  • Check Out Your Other Options Before Buying This Utility!

    By Matthew Frankel - July 29, 2013 | Tickers: EXC, NEE, SO

    Generally, utilities companies are considered to be some of the most stable, high-yielding investments in the market. However, over the past three months or so, shares of one of my favorites, Exelon (NYSE: EXC) have plunged by about 20%, which seems to be anything but “stable.” A loss like this usually means one of two things, especially when the rest of the market is performing well. It could be either 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 »

  • 4 Stocks Cashing in on the Trend Towards Social Responsibility

    By Brenda Johnson - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: CREE, GIS, GOOG, NEE

    Social responsibility has never been more critical than now to potential investors -- now more than ever, social pressures create upward or downward movement on individual securities. It pays to keep a careful eye on the social networking streams to see what is "in," and what is "out." Four choices that are "in" and show no signs of losing social clout or financial steam are profiled below. 

    Modernizing breakfast, and beyond more »

  • An ETF for Positive Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing

    By Matthew Luke - July 9, 2013 | Tickers: ETN, KLD, NEE

    Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) investment strategies have experienced tremendous growth in recent years. In 1995, professionally managed investments in the United States that explicitly incorporated ESG criteria made up just $12 billion in total assets. In 2010, those ESG investments totaled $569 billion, a growth of 4,641%.

    Despite that growth, most of it has occurred within the mutual fund space. Considering the popularity of exchange-traded funds, there are more »

  • 3 Utility stocks that remains attractive

    By Syed Shah - July 8, 2013 | Tickers: NEE, PPL, XEL

    Following the financial crisis of 2008, low interest rates prevailed which meant that utility stocks traded at premium valuations. Utilities are low beta business and it offers good risk adjusted returns. Investors also chased yield following the financial crisis, that lead to above market average multiples for utilities. Historically, utilities have traded at premium valuations when 10 year yield remained under 3%. Low interest rate environment is projected to prevail more »

  • Billionaire Israel Englander’s Dividend Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: AEP, LYB, NEE, SRE, XEL

    Israel Englander founded Millennium Management in 1989 and the hedge fund has since grown to over $10 billion in assets under management. Thanks to its strong performance, Englander is a billionaire and therefore, one of the investors who we follow particularly closely in our database of quarterly 13F filings (which we also use to develop investing strategies, including our finding that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds more »

  • Utility Companies Going Solar

    By Kyle Colona - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: AEP, DUK, NEE

    Utility companies are buying into solar power and this is a triple play for these outfits, their customers and investors.

    Several of the largest U.S. utility companies are moving into the solar power business. While utility companies still lean heavily on coal and natural gas as power sources, the transition into solar and other green technologies is underway.

    Solar Energy at a Glance

    My last article considered three of more »

  • Finding Boring in an Exciting Time

    By Ben Kovalick - June 18, 2013 | Tickers: DUK, NEE, SO

    A market that keeps hitting all time highs with the help of an impressive health care sector, an exciting technological revolution in 3D printing and the comeback being made by the housing market. These are exciting times and for most investors the fear of missing out can lead to taking on added risk that might not be necessary. Although there is a lot of growth still expected investors are still more »

  • Is This Company Ruling Over the Electric Utility Industry?

    By Ryan Guenette - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: AEP, DUK, EXC, NEE, SO

    The largest electric power holding company in the United States, Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), has only risen 4.91% YTD, a far cry from the 15.34% return provided by the Dow Jones Industrial Average over the same time period. 

    Duke is the largest electric power holding company in the US, serving more than 7 million customers in 6 states. Based on market capitalization, the company is valued at $47 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 »

  • Will These Power Companies Charge Your Portfolio?

    By Chris Hodge - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: CNL, IDA, NEE

    A utility stock is often a good investment because of the moat and the potential for dividends, but these stocks also respond inversely to the economy. Utilities may do good business, but as the market rises they tend to get left behind when investors get confident and seek more adventurous waters. Now is a good time to check under the hood and get ready for when a great deal presents more »

  • This Electric Utility Stock Is a Buy

    By Shas Dey - May 10, 2013 | Tickers: CNP, NEE, SO

    Southern Company (NYSE: SO) operates in the United States with a power generating capacity of nearly 46,000 megawatts to 4.4 million customers. The company, with its subsidiaries, operates hydroelectric, natural gas, coal, and nuclear generation sources to generate electricity.

    The company recently announced an increase in its annual dividend by $0.07 to $2.03 per share. This is the seventh consecutive year that Southern Company has raised 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 »

  • Founded in 1945, Still Prospering in 2013

    By Ryan Guenette - May 3, 2013 | Tickers: AEP, DUK, EXC, NEE, SO

    One of the largest producers of electricity in the US, Southern Company (NYSE: SO), announced on April 15 that for the 12th straight year it will be raising its dividend payout. The dividend is being lifted 3.6% to $2.03 per share on an annual basis, displaying the incredible financial strength and sustainability of the company’s business.

    On April 24, the company reported first-quarter net income of $81 more »

  • Ethical Investing for the Ordinary Investor

    By Kyle Colona - May 2, 2013 | Tickers: NEE, SBUX, WFM

    Editor's Note: This post has been updated with the correct information about the TIAA-CREF Social Choice Equity fund; Motley Fool apologizes for the error.

    Socially responsible investing has become a growing concern for some investors in the wake of the financial crisis of 2008. This article will provide a brief overview of ethical investing and investment options for the ordinary investor.

    Socially Responsible Investing 

    Socially responsible investing (SRI) is more »

  • This Earth Day Week: You Can Have Your Conscience & Count Your Profits, Too!

    By BA McKenna - April 27, 2013 | Tickers: AWR, NEE, VMI

    In honor of Earth Day, which was Monday, this article is for those who would rather not invest in the Big Oils such as ExxonMobil, Chevron, and BP Plc. Though I'm using the oil companies here, the point is universal: You don't have to choose between investing in industries or companies with which you have ethical issues or settling for lesser returns than those with no such qualms more »

  • A Sustainable High Yielding Electric Utility for Keeps

    By Piyush Arora - April 16, 2013 | Tickers: DUK, NEE, SO

    With the looming European sovereign debt crisis and lower than estimated job creation, finding growth picks has become difficult. To hedge the risks of macroeconomic uncertainty, owning income growth stocks has always been advisable. But, investors should analyze the sustainability of payouts before making investments. The company in focus is Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK), and here are a couple of reasons why it would make a good income growth play 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 »

  • 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 »

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