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    Earnings Report

    What to Expect from NiSource’s 2Q16 Earnings

    Analysts are expecting NiSource (NI) to report earnings per share (or EPS) of $0.07 in 2Q16. In the same quarter last year, it posted EPS of $0.18.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Breaking Down the Regulated and Deregulated US Electric Markets

    The US electric utility industry is mostly regulated. The Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (or PURPA) was passed in 1978, beginning the deregulation of the utility industry.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    How Is NiSource Valued ahead of Its 2Q16 Earnings?

    On July 25, NiSource was trading at an EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple of 11.2x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Will NiSource Beat Revenue Estimates in 2Q16?

    NiSource will report its 2Q16 results on August 2, 2016. According to estimates, NiSource is expected to report revenue of $1 billion for the quarter.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Wholesale electricity prices mirrors natural gas price

    With the exception of Texas, wholesale prices in all other US regions were low.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    Hawaiian Electric bucks the trend in a weak market

    Hawaiian Electric withstood the fall in the markets. It was up 0.6% for the week ending on January 30, 2015. Hawaiian Electric closed the week at $34.30 per share.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top Utility Stocks’ Wall Street Ratings and Price Targets

    Many top utility stocks are offering flattish potential upside due to the recent rally, based on analysts’ estimates.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    CenterPoint Energy to Buy Vectren in $6 Billion Deal

    On April 23, Houston-based CenterPoint Energy (CNP) announced it would buy natural gas company Vectren (VVC) for $6.0 billion.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Could Affect CNP’s Dividend Growth?

    CenterPoint Energy’s (CNP) present dividend yield of 4.1% has been driven by dividend growth and price loss.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Energy & Utilities

    The Top 5 Rallying S&P 500 Utilities Stocks This Year

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which represents S&P 500 Utilities Index, has gained ~10% YTD, marginally underperforming broader markets.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Olin’s New $500 Million Debt to Clear Term Loans

    On March 6, 2017, Olin (OLN) announced the pricing of its $500.0 million senior notes. It said the notes will be issued at 100.0% par value.

    By Peter Neil
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    CNP, WEC, and DTE: Analyzing Utilities’ Current Valuations

    CenterPoint Energy (CNP) was trading at an EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 9x on December 27, 2016. Its five-year historical average also stands near 9x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Is CenterPoint Energy Stock Set to Soar?

    On November 7, 2016, CenterPoint Energy (CNP) was trading at a 3.0% and 7.0% premium to its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Utility Stocks That Lead in Implied Volatility

    On October 26, 2016, NRG Energy (NRG) had the highest implied volatility among the utility companies that make up the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Analyzing NiSource’s Valuation after Its 2Q16 Earnings

    On August 2, NiSource was trading at an EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) multiple of 11.8x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Jefferies Downgrades NiSource to an ‘Underperform’

    According to Wall Street analysts’ estimates, NiSource (NI) has a one-year median price target of $22.65 compared to its current market price of $26.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    CenterPoint Energy’s Performance against Its Peers and ETFs

    CenterPoint Energy is ahead of most of its ETFs based on PBV ratio. The PBV ratios of CenterPoint Energy, RYU, FXU, and SPHD are 1.8x, 1.5x, 1.4x, and 2.2x, respectively.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Majority of Power Utility Stocks Fall on April 21

    On Tuesday, April 21, 38 out of 41 utility stocks that Market Realist tracks dropped. Utility stocks are highly sensitive to interest rate moves as a result of their capital intensive nature.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Dynegy Emerges as the Biggest Gainer among Power Utilities

    Dynegy (DYN) was the biggest gainer among the power utilities for the week ending April 17. The stock gained 3.2% to end the week at $32.32.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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