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    How Utility Stocks Are Placed for the Future

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    A Look at the Earnings and Revenue Drivers for AES

    What drove the EPS growth for AES? AES Corporation’s (AES) cost of sales dropped 1.0% in 2016 before rising 4.0% in 9M17. As a result, its gross profit fell 15.0% in 2016 before expanding 11.0% in 9M17. AES Corporation’s general and administrative expenses decreased 1.0% in 2016 and rose 15.0% in 9M17. This led to […]

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    Key Factors that Could Drive the Dividend Growth of AES

    AES Corporation’s (AES) revenues shed 4.0% in 2016 before growing 5.0% in 9M17.

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    AES Stock Offers Decent Upside Potential

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    A Look at AES’s Dividend Yield

    AES’s (AES) dividend yield has improved significantly in the last couple of years. The 10% fall in dividends in 2016 is among one of the highest in the industry.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    What Do AES Corporation’s Institutional Holdings Suggest?

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