Author: Vineet Kulkarni

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Vineet Kulkarni joined Market Realist in 2015. He covers utilities, MLPs, and the renewable energy space.

Energy Transfer (ET) stock has recovered in the last two trading sessions after investors hammered it on its plans to acquire SemGroup (SEMG).

Enphase Energy stock had a solid week, gaining more than 20%. Its recovery is notable after its ~25% correction since its all-time high late last month.

There's been a lot of talk about defensive stocks amid broader markets' volatility. Southern Company stock has rallied almost 40% year-to-date.

Yesterday, Pennsylvania joined other states in a lawsuit to block the $26.0 billion T-Mobile–Sprint merger. It is the 18th state trying the stop the deal.

Short-seller Citron Research noted that Generac Holdings could challenge solar microinverter makers Enphase Energy and SolarEdge's duopoly.

Among the top utilities, Southern Company's 4.2% dividend yield beats the peer average of 3%. However, PPL's yield is 5.6% and Dominion Energy yields 4.8%.

AT&T is focused on executing its strategy to create more value from WarnerMedia, the telecom giant stated in an investor update on September 11.

AT&T (T) stock closed in the green for the ninth consecutive day on Tuesday. Investors celebrated Elliott Management’s involvement in the company.

Energy Transfer stock rose about 4% on Monday after Italy’s Snam reportedly showed interest in its Rover pipeline stake. Energy Transfer is up just 5% YTD.

Almost all the solar stocks have had a fantastic run so far this year, and First Solar (FSLR) is no exception. FSLR stock is up more than 45% year-to-date.