Northeast Utilities System

  • Is Natural Gas Making a Comeback?

    By Lior Cohen - August 18, 2013 | Tickers: LNG, NU, UNG

    In the past several months natural gas has had a downward trend. The price of natural gas is getting closer to the $3 mark. Despite the sharp fall in natural gas price, it is still much higher than last year’s price that reached at one point $2. Looking forward, will the natural gas market continue to cool down? How the recent developments in this market affect natural gas companies more »

  • Is This Gas Producer Regaining Investors’ Confidence?

    By Lior Cohen - July 24, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, XOM, NU

    The spike in shares of Chesapeake Energy (NYSE: CHK) might suggest the company is slowly regaining investors’ confidence. The sharp rise in the price of oil and the high price of natural gas compared to last year may have contributed to this company’s recovery. But other leading oil and gas producers such as ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) haven’t done as well in the stock market as Chesapeake has. Thus more »

  • Will Natural Gas Fall Below $3?

    By Lior Cohen - June 29, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, NU, UNG

    The natural-gas market has been cooling down in recent weeks as the price of natural gas has been declining. Will natural gas decline further? Will it fall below the $3 mark? How will the recent developments in the natural-gas market affect leading natural-gas companies such as Northeast Utilities System (NYSE: NU)?

    Let’s examine the recent developments in the natural-gas and liquefied-natural- gas (LNG) markets and see what is up more »

  • Dividend Mania in Utilities

    By Chris Hodge - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: EXC, NU, VVC

    Utility companies are well known for a few things: being boring investments, being reasonably secure and for paying dividends. The problem is, security is a relative concept that's hard to nail down. So I've decided to look at three companies from the utility sector that pay reasonably high dividends and represent small cap, mid cap and large cap sizes. 

    Small With Room to Grow

    Vectren (NYSE: VVC) pays more »

  • Will The Price of Natural Gas Continue to Tumble?

    By Lior Cohen - May 9, 2013 | Tickers: CHK, CVX, NU, UNG

    The price of natural gas tumbled in the past couple of weeks. Will natural gas continue to trade down? How will the recent fall in the price of natural gas affect leading natural gas producers such as Chevron (NYSE: CVX)? Let's examine the recent developments in the natural-gas market and see what’s up ahead for the commodity.

    During May (up to date), the price of natural gas plunged more »

  • 5 Dividend All Stars Going Ex-Dividend in May

    By Karin Hernandez - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: CMS, NU, PAA, SJR, WEC

    I’ve been analyzing and writing about dividend companies for nearly a year, looking to build what I believe is the Perfect Dividend Portfolio. I developed a complete ratings system, through which I assign scores to a company based on seven separate criteria I have chosen to represent superior dividend-paying potential, as well as possible gains in share price. I've written nearly a hundred articles, and I've examined more »

  • Safe Dividend Paying Utility Stocks Part 1

    By Reuben Brewer - April 22, 2013 | Tickers: AEP, ED, NU

    Each month Citi creates a list of safe dividend paying companies. Barron's recently published the list. It included a number of utilities that income investors would do well to consider, including Northeast Utilities (NYSE: NU)Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED), and American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP).

    The Citi list

    Each month, Citi publishes a list of “safe” dividend companies. The most recent incarnation contains six electric utilities. While it's more »

  • 2 Energy Stocks to Buy, 2 To Avoid

    By Waqar Saif - February 27, 2013 | Tickers: AEP, AT, NU, TE

    According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the rising costs of infrastructure upgrades will drive the residential electricity rates up in 2013. The EIA expects rates to increase by 1.7% in 2013 and 2% in 2014. The total electricity generation is expected to grow 0.5% in 2013 and 0.8% in 2014. As per the EIA, coal is expected to become slightly cheaper than natural gas in the more »

  • Frankenstorms Could Have Silver Lining for the Advanced Storage Industry

    By Cory Renauer - November 1, 2012 | Tickers: AONEQ, ED, JCI, NU

    Increasingly frequent storms sound great!

    The DOE has estimated that over 8.2 million homes and businesses lost power after Hurricane Sandy. For a lucky few, diesel generators can keep refrigerators running and lights on until utility companies can make repairs. City dwellers aren’t as fortunate. Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED) warned New Yorkers that the majority of Manhattan neighborhoods that lost power due to Hurricane Sandy could be left more »

  • Why Are Insiders at This Power Company Behaving So Bullishly?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - October 10, 2012 | Tickers: ED, DUK, NU, POM, SO

    Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED) is one of the oldest U.S. companies trading in the markets today. “Con Ed,” as it is known to avid fanboys, was founded in 1823 as the New York Gas Light Company, and began trading on the NYSE one year later. For the better part of the twentieth century, Con Ed was a single-dollar stock, though deregulation of the utility industry in New York pushed more »

  • Shale Gas: A New Market to Explore

    By Madhuchhanda Chatterjee - September 29, 2012 | Tickers: CHK, DVN, NU

    In a world where natural resources and fuel sources are depleting daily, experts are hard pressed to come up with an alternative solution. Many non-conventional sources have been put forward, but in all the reports I have studied, few have come even close to the market boom that the drilling and extraction of Shale Gas has created.

    What is Shale Gas?
    Shale gas is natural gas, formed from being trapped more »

  • Is Consolidated Edison Safe & Stable?

    By Ryan Guenette - September 13, 2012 | Tickers: ED, FE, NU, NWE, POM

    The global economic picture is darkening rapidly and severely. The United States unemployment rate is still above 8.00%. The European Union is falling into a deep and dark recession. German bankers are scheming up a sophisticated plan to somehow keep the euro alive or conduct an orderly exodus from the common currency. Chinese bankers are suddenly realizing the fact that their economy is not an unstoppable machine, and are more »