UniSource Energy Corp.
The debt to equity ratio is an important metric that every investor needs to watch. Debt allows for the financing of growth, but at the same time it can place a serious drag on earnings. These utilities all have debt to equity ratios over 1.6, but different regulatory environments will make or break these stocks. ITC Holdings (NYSE: ITC) is a special opportunity in the power transmission market which more »
I recently used the Motley Fool CAPS Screener to come up with some new investment ideas. The screen I ran was pretty simple, I wanted at least a 2% yield, 10% or better EPS growth in the last 3 years, and the stock had to be rated 4 or 5 stars by the CAPS community. Looking at the utilities industry, there were 3 that had a yield of over 4% that looked like they could be attractive. The names I came up with were TECO Energy (NYSE: TE), UniSource Energy (NYSE: UNS), and Northwestern Corp (NYSE: NWE). Since most investors only buy one or two companies to represent an industry, let's find out which of these 3 looks like the best buy.