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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Low Natural Gas Prices Could Impact Coal Miners

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices came in at $3.01 per MMBtu for the week ended September 30, 2016. This compares to $3.11 per MMBtu for the previous week.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does the Correlation between NRG and Natural Gas Mean?

    NRG Energy (NRG) is the largest merchant power player in the United States. It has a generation fleet dominated by coal.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Will Weather Impact Duke Energy’s Sales in 2Q16?

    Duke Energy (DUK) is North America’s largest utility by market capitalization. It will report its 2Q16 financial results on August 4, 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Lean Hard on Coal in Mid-December

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices rose in the week leading up to December 11. But the benchmark natural gas price fell to $1.77 per MMBtu on the day.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Duke Energy’s generation and fuel mix

    Duke Energy’s (DUK) electricity generation portfolio is regionally diversified. The fuel type that’s used to produce electricity is also diversified. Duke has a generation capacity of 57,500 megawatts (or MW) in the U.S.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Grexit Worries Pull Down Utilities and Broader Markets

    On June 26, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called for a July 5 referendum to decide whether Greeks want to accept the creditors’ terms.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Miscellaneous

    What Analysts Recommend for NRG Energy ahead of 4Q16 Earnings

    According to Wall Street analysts, NRG Energy’s (NRG) price target for the next year is $18.46, which implies an estimated gain of nearly 8% in the next year from its current price of $17.10.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dynegy Shares Fell 5% and Hit a 52-Week Low

    Dynegy (DYN) shares fell as much as 6.6% on March 22, 2017, and reached a new 52-week low of $6.67. Dynegy shares closed at $6.96.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Understanding Duke’s strategy

    In recent years, Duke Energy (DUK) made its intent very clear. It concentrates on its regulated utilities—its core business—instead of other areas. The regulated utilities business is Duke’s strength.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Do Dynegy’s Chart Indicators Show?

    There isn’t a high chance of the stock recovering soon. On March 22, Dynegy was trading 20% and 38% below its 50-day and 200-day moving average levels.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Rise Marginally—But Not Enough to Boost Coal

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices came in at $2.22 per MMBtu on January 22, 2016. This compares to $2.18 per MMBtu on January 15, 2016.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • Energy & Utilities

    US power companies: Comparing valuation multiples

    Forward multiples are a useful metric for gauging relative valuation. A higher multiple usually indicates a richer valuation for a company.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    NextEra Energy plays in regulated and unregulated utility markets

    NextEra Energy is a Florida-based power company. Its subsidiaries are Florida Light & Power and NextEra Energy Resources.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    The Post-Hurricane Rise of Natural Gas

    On September 18, 2017, the Henry Hub benchmark natural gas price was reported to be $3.11 per MMBtu (million British thermal units).

    By Alexis Tate
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Harvey and Irma Affected Natural Gas Prices

    For the week ended September 15, the Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices came in at $3.04 per MMBtu (million British thermal units).

    By Alexis Tate
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    Earnings Report

    A Look at NRG Energy’s 4Q16 Revenues

    Independent power producer NRG Energy (NRG) reported its 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 results on February 28, 2017. NRG reported total revenues of ~$2.5 billion for 4Q16, lower than its 4Q15 revenues of $3.0 billion.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Factors that Could Drive NRG Energy’s Revenues in 4Q16

    NRG Energy (NRG), one of the largest independent power producers, is set to report its fourth quarter and 2016 financial results on February 28, 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Spot Prices Gets Support from Higher Inventory Drawdown

    For the week ended January 20, 2017, Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices came in at $3.29 per MMBtu, as compared to $3.28 per MMBtu in the previous week.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Upbeat Inventory Drawdown Still Supports Natural Gas Spot Prices

    For the week ended January 13, 2017, Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices were $3.27 per MMBtu, compared to $3.47 per MMBtu for the previous week.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    DYN, NRG, and CPN: A Look at Their Alarming Debt Profiles

    Due to prolonged weak wholesale power prices, merchant power players’ cash flows from operations have remained stressed in the last few years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Upbeat Inventory Draw-Down Boosted Natural Gas Spot Prices

    A mild winter weather forecast for January led Henry Hub natural gas spot prices to tumble nearly 6% during the week ended January 6, 2017.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Lower Natural Gas Prices Could Impact Coal Producers

    Cleaner, more competitive natural gas has eaten away at the market share of coal in electricity generation, which is a continuing trend.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Coal Miners Could Benefit from a Higher Natural Gas Drawdown

    The crude oil production curtailment deal between OPEC and non-OPEC producers supported natural gas prices during the week ended December 29, 2016.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    High Natural Gas Prices Could Benefit Coal Miners

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices were $2.76 per MMBtu for the week ending on November 25—compared to $2.44 per MMBtu the previous week.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Lower Natural Gas Prices Could Impact Coal Mining Companies

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices reached $2.50 per MMBtu in the week ended November 4, as compared to $2.72 per MMBtu in the previous week.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Are Back in the Red: The Impact on Coal Miners

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices came in at $2.72 per MMBtu for the week ended October 28, 2016. That compares to $3.14 per MMBtu for the previous week.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Natural Gas Prices Are Impacting Coal Producers

    The Henry Hub benchmark natural gas price came in at $3.17 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) in the week ended October 14, 2016.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How High Natural Gas Prices Could Benefit Coal Miners

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices came in at $2.91 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) for the week ended on October 7, 2016.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Coal Miners Could Benefit from Higher Natural Gas Prices

    The Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices came in at $3.11 per million British thermal units for the week ended September 23, 2016. This compares to $3.02 per MMBtu for the previous week.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Energy & Utilities

    Natural Gas Prices Rise, but Not Enough to Boost Coal

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices came in at $3.02 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) for the week ending September 16, 2016.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Energy & Utilities

    Cleaner Natural Gas Production Continuing to Hurt Coal Miners

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices came in at $2.92 per MMBtu for the week ended September 9, 2016, compared to $2.85 per MMBtu for the previous week.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Energy & Utilities

    Could a Rise in Natural Gas Prices Boost Coal?

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices came in at $2.94 per MMBtu for the week ending September 2, 2016, as compared to $2.82 per MMBtu the previous week.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Fell Hard after Rising 2 Weeks: Coal Under Pressure

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices dropped substantially to $2.18 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) on January 15, 2016.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Do Higher Natural Gas Futures Prices Mean for Coal?

    Natural gas has become a strong competitor of coal, particularly in 2015. Cleaner, more competitive natural gas has thus eaten away at the market share of coal in electricity generation.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Sink Deeply, Pushing Coal Down Even Further

    On December 18, 2015, natural gas prices continued southward to $1.70 per MMBtu compared to $1.77 on December 11. Prices of natural gas futures took a harder fall, plunging to $1.77 from $1.99, a multiyear low.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Futures Drop ahead of Winter: Bad for Coal

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices saw an uptick during the week ended November 20, 2015.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Pricing Remains Weak, Coal under Pressure

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices dropped again during the week ended November 13, 2015. The benchmark natural gas price came in at $2.01 per MMBtu on November 13 compared to $2.17 per MMBtu on October 30.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Coal under Pressure as Natural Gas Prices Remain Subdued

    Natural gas prices and coal’s market share in electricity generation are related. When natural gas prices fall, coal loses market share. It becomes more economical to use natural gas for power generation.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Natural Gas Prices Impact Coal after Hitting a New Low?

    Natural gas prices in the spot market fell to $2.29 per MMBtu on October 23, 2015, compared to $2.43 per MMBtu on October 16.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Spot Prices Drop, Futures Gain: No Good News for Coal

    Natural gas prices in the spot market fell to $2.43 per MMBtu (British thermal units in millions) on October 16, compared to $2.50 per MMBtu on October 9.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rise in Natural Gas Prices Isn’t Enough to Lift Coal

    After falling to a three-year low, natural gas prices recovered during the week ending October 9. Prices in the spot market rose on October 9, 2015.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Fall Hard: A Bad Sign for Coal

    Natural gas prices closed lower on Monday, August 17, at $2.73 per million British thermal units (or MMBtu) compared to the previous week’s ending price of $2.80.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How China Helped Utilities Stocks and the XLU ETF Gain

    Out of 40 utilities we track, 38 gained during the week ended August 14. The Utility Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) gained 2.6%.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Utilities Gain despite Rise in Treasury Yields

    Utilities benefitted greatly from the low interest rates, as they took an opportunity to undertake capital expenditure at these low rates.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Do Volatile Natural Gas Prices Mean for Coal?

    Expectations of warmer weather in Texas and the East Coast, major demand centers for natural gas, drove natural gas prices up to August 12.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Coal Benefits as Natural Gas Prices Rise

    Owing to forecasts of warmer weather in the South and to the lower-than-expected addition to the natural gas inventory, natural gas prices rose during the week ended August 7.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Natural Gas Prices Continue to Fall, Coal under Pressure

    Henry Hub benchmark natural gas prices came in at $2.77 per MMBtu (million British thermal units) on July 31 compared to $2.82 on July 24.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Utilities Sector Stock Market Update for the Week Ended July 24

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) fell 2.4% during the week ended July 24, more than offsetting gains from the previous week. Out of the 41 utilities stocks we track, only one advanced.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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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
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Dynegy’s operational strategy

    The PJM and New England regions are unregulated for power producers. After the deal is complete, the markets will represent 25% of Dynegy’s gross margin. Currently, the markets only contribute 11%. The region’s generating capacity will increase significantly from 18% now to 60% after the deal. This will give Dynegy superior pricing power.

    By Matt Phillips
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Regulated versus unregulated players

    The electric utility industry is partially unregulated. Only a few states don’t regulate electricity generation. Most of the sector is still regulated. Companies usually operate with a combination of regulated and unregulated activities.

    By Matt Phillips
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Cost structures based on fuel choice

    A power plant’s setup and costs are determined by the selected technology and fuel. To understand each plant’s competitive advantage, you have to understand the levelized cost of electricity (or LCOE). LCOE is a normalized economic assessment of the energy-generating system’s cost. It includes all the costs over its lifetime.

    By Matt Phillips
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