Portland General Electric Company
Utility stocks have long been considered a sound investment. They offer both consistent income and safety of principal. In return, they're expected to have limited capital gains potential.
However, the sector may be offering better opportunities for price appreciation than seen in the past. Utilities have not been immune to the volatility provided by the market's current trading-based mentality. While this volatility might pose discomforting share price drops more »
As Excelon (NYSE: EXC) neared its 52 week low, a family member asked for my opinion. As an investment it certainly looked exciting- a P/E of 15, a yield of over 7%!! On the back of a steady decline to yearly low.. urk.. what does the market know about this obviously great investment? I don't follow this stock, but a quick look at some news and some numbers more »
Investing in undervalued companies is an excellent idea. But the real challenge is to find a company that’s undervalued, not only based on their numbers, but also because their intrinsic value is ignored by investors and the Street. So I’ve embarked on a journey to find 3 companies whose stocks are undervalued and have a good dividend policy.
Protective Life Corporation
Covanta (NYSE: CVA) uses waste that would otherwise be sent to landfills to produce electricity (the company has about 1 million residential customers in North America) as well as to extract some metals for re-use. At a market capitalization of $2.3 billion, the company trades at 32 times earnings, which is a bit high but could be appropriate for a “next generation” type of company.
However, so far the more »
Edison International (NYSE: EIX) soared past analysts’ expectations as earnings per share amounted to $0.75, in contrast to consensus estimates of $0.46. As a result, the stock jumped 3.25% following the announcement which corresponds with the general upward trend witnessed since August of last year, when shares were trading at under $33. However, once non-core items were factored in, such as the impairment on the MidWest Generation more »