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  • 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.

    Company Market Cap  P/E more »
  • 27 Companies that Raised Divideds over the Past 2 Weeks

    By Karin Hernandez - December 13, 2012 | Tickers: ERIE, PEP, SJI, YORW, UBSI

    This year I, like many other investors, have discovered the allure of dividend-paying companies. I have narrowed my focus to a subset of companies that is termed “Dividend Growth,” which analyzes companies not only for their excellent dividend-paying histories, but also for the potential for those dividends to grow substantially in the future.

    To this end, I look at a company’s dividend paying – and raising – history, its 5-year average more »

  • Two Dividend Stocks with Strong Analyst Support

    By Karin Hernandez - October 5, 2012 | Tickers: SJW, SJI

    This year is the year of the dividend stocks, hands down. Investors, spooked by recent events, have come to recognize the wisdom of owning stocks that provide a reliable stream of income in addition to offering upside potential. Once considered stodgy and old-fashioned, dividend-paying stocks are the favorites of the day.

    I have already outlined eight companies that I believe should form the foundation of any dividend portfolio – the best more »

  • 5 Excellent Utilities for Safety and Yield

    By Michael French - January 17, 2012 | Tickers: CWT, CNP, NJR, SJI, AES

    I recommended these five utilities in May and June of 2011. Since then, the share prices have remained relatively stable despite turmoil in the markets. I still suggest them because of their healthy growth prospects, and for some, there are dividend payments.

    AES (NYSE: AES) is projected to grow non-GAAP EPS by 29.7% in 2012. The company is a global power company that provides energy in 28 countries. It more »