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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Balance Sheets: AES Corporation versus Its Peers

    AES Corporation’s leverage is extremely high compared to those of peers Southern Company (SO), Exelon Corporation (EXC) and PG&E Corporation (PCG).

    By Pearl Adams
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    Miscellaneous

    Where Exelon Stock May Head in the Short Term

    Chart indicators As we discussed earlier, Exelon (EXC) has gained more than 11% so far this year, while in the last year, it has managed to rise by just 3%. On March 16, 2017, Exelon was trading 1% and 4% above its 50-DMA (day moving average) and 200-DMA, respectively. Exelon’s chart indicators look stable, and […]

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are US Utilities Both Safe Havens and Overvalued?

    The rush to US utilities despite their already stretched valuations indicates their safe-haven appeal amid global turmoil.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Exelon is one of the leanest power utilities in the US

    For 4Q14, Exelon’s debt-to-equity ratio was 0.92x. Its operations are fairly underleveraged. It has one of the leanest debt metrics in the power utility industry.

    By Matt Phillips
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Exelon’s recent quarterly earnings were positive

    Exelon Corporation (EXC) reported a net income of $440 million in its 2Q14 earnings. The quarterly net income was $14 million lower year-over-year (or YoY).

    By Matt Phillips
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dominion Resources’ Higher Debt Confirms Its Stretched Financials

    Dominion Resources (D) depends upon both internal and external sources of financing for its capital expenses and dividend payments.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Fund Managers

    A Look at Institutional Investors’ Holdings in Exelon

    In the past couple of months, institutions have increased their positions in Exelon by nearly 2%, from 85.6% to 87.2%, as of October 3, 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NextEra’s Dividends to Grow by 13%, First Energy’s to Remain Flat?

    NextEra Energy (NEE) is trading at a comparatively lower forward dividend yield than its peers. However, it has the highest expected dividend growth in the next two years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    FirstEnergy’s Valuation after Its Q3 2018 Earnings

    Currently, FirstEnergy stock is trading at a forward PE multiple of 14.8x—lower than peers’ average forward PE multiple of over 17x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at American Electric Power’s Healthy Credit Profile

    American Electric Power (AEP) has an attractive debt profile, with the company’s debt making up just 7% of its consolidated debt.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Why Dynegy doubles capacity

    After the deal, Dynegy’s (DYN) total generation capacity will double to 26 gigawatts (or GW). As a result, Dynegy’s capacity will be at par with the third largest competitive U.S. generator among the independent power producers (or IPPs)—Calpine Corporation (CPN).

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    Power utilities cheer investors with blockbuster returns in 2014

    US power companies distribute a high percentage of their income to shareholders as dividends. Total returns are a better parameter to evaluate the sector’s performance.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Earnings Report

    Most Analysts Recommend a ‘Buy’ on Exelon

    Exelon (EXC) expects that dismal load growth may continue in 2016. This dismal growth could be partially offset by customer base growth.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Duke set to triple solar power capacity

    The three solar projects approved for construction will have a capacity of 128 MW to add to Duke Energy’s total generation capacity.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Earnings Report

    These Factors Drove FirstEnergy’s Revenues in 4Q16

    FirstEnergy stock rose 1% and closed at $31.33 on its earnings day. The stock has seen some positive momentum during the last few trading sessions.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
  • Energy & Utilities

    Exelon posts highest adjusted earnings margin in 3 years

    In the last two years, Exelon has looked to strengthen its utility division via acquisitions. For example, in 2012, Exelon merged with Constellation, adding 1.2 million utility customers.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why NiSource Investors Should Get Used to Its Low Dividend Yield

    Currently, NiSource (NI) is trading at a forward dividend yield of 2.7%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Will Exelon Beat Analysts’ Revenue Estimates in 4Q16?

    Exelon will report its 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 financial results on February 8, 2017. Analysts expect it to report total revenues of $7,488 million for 4Q16.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Factors That Could Drive FirstEnergy’s 1Q17 Earnings

    FirstEnergy (FE) is estimated to report earnings of $0.74 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. For 1Q16, FirstEnergy reported earnings of $0.80 per share.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analysts Expect Decent Upside for FirstEnergy

    Though FirstEnergy stock currently looks to be trading at a discount, its earnings volatility might make it less attractive for utility investors.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Ahead for Duke Energy Stock?

    Duke Energy rallied 9% in 2016, roughly tracking the Utilities Select Sector SPDR. Dominion Resources rose 12% in 2016, while Peer NextEra Energy rose 15%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    What Factors Triggered NiSource’s 2Q16 Earnings?

    NiSource (NI) reported its 2Q16 earnings on August 2, 2016. It reported net operating earnings of $0.08 per share in the quarter.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why NextEra Energy Could Be an Attractive Option for 2017

    Of the total 18 analysts tracking NextEra Energy on December 27, 2016, five recommend it as “strong buy” while 11 recommend it as a “buy.” Two analysts recommend NextEra Energy as a “hold,” and none of the analysts offered a “sell” recommendation.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Which Utility Stocks Have the Highest Implied Volatility?

    On February 15, 2017, NRG Energy 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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    Energy & Utilities

    How Exelon Stock Is Valued Compared to Its Peers

    Exelon (EXC) is currently trading at an enterprise-value-to-EBITDA valuation multiple of 8.0x, which is higher than its five-year average.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Exelon’s Expected 4Q16 Earnings and Growth Prospects

    According to analysts’ estimates, Exelon (EXC) is expected to report earnings of $0.45 per share in 4Q16. In 4Q15, it posted earnings of $0.38 per share.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Exelon’s Forward Dividend Yield

    Exelon (EXC) is currently trading at a forward dividend yield of 3.6%. Here’s what you need to know.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Electric Power’s Dividend Yield Compared to Peers

    American Electric Power (AEP), one of the largest utilities in the country, has declared a dividend of $0.59 per share for the third quarter of 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    These S&P 500 Utility Stocks Offer the Most Potential Upside

    NRG Energy (NRG), the leading merchant power player stock and one of the smallest components of the S&P 500 Utilities Index (XLU), has a mean price target of $36.50 against its current market price of $31.20.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Total Returns: Exelon Beat Peers by a Fair Margin

    Exelon (EXC) has outperformed peers in terms of total returns in the last 12 months.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    FirstEnergy: Analysts’ Views and Price Targets

    According to Wall Street analyst consensus, FirstEnergy (FE) stock has a mean price target of $36.20 against its current market price of $32.80.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    AES Stock: Analysts’ Recommendations and Target Price

    According to Wall Street analysts’ estimates, AES (AES) stock has a mean target price of $12.84—compared to its current market price of $10.51.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Exelon Beats Earnings Estimates, Raises Guidance

    Exelon Corporation (EXC) reported its third quarter earnings on October 26, 2016. It reported earnings of $0.91 per share for the quarter.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    S&P 500, Nasdaq, and Dow Closed at Record Highs

    On December 13, the S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average, and Nasdaq rose 0.65%, 0.58%, and 0.95%. They closed at record highs.

    By Val Kensington
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    Miscellaneous

    NRG Energy Leads in Implied Volatility among Utility Stocks

    On November 16, 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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FirstEnergy Stock Looks Attractively Valued Compared to Peers

    FirstEnergy (FE) stock is currently trading at an EV-to-EBITDA valuation multiple of 8.0x, which is lower than its five-year historical average of 9.0x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Utilities Sector: Stock Market Update for Week Ended July 17

    Of the 41 utilities stocks we track, 30 gained during the week ended July 17. A positive Greek deal cheered markets globally, and dovish comments by the Fed pushed mid-to-long-term bond yields down.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Duke Energy’s Dividend Yield Fares against Its Peers

    Duke Energy (DUK), the second-largest utility by market capitalization, has paid dividends to its shareholders for 368 consecutive quarters.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Investment-Grade Bond Funds Saw Outflows for Third Week in a Row

    Investment-grade bond issuance fell to $26.275 billion last week as compared to $32.35 billion in the previous week.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FirstEnergy’s Current Valuation Compared to Its Peers

    On November 8, FirstEnergy stock was trading at an EV-to-EBITDA valuation multiple of 8.5x. Its five-year historical valuation average is close to 9.0x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    FirstEnergy’s Management Guidance and Price Targets for 2016

    According to the Wall Street analyst consensus, FirstEnergy has a one-year price target of $36.10. This implies a rise of 8% over the coming one year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Utilities Are Most Exposed to Troubled Nuclear Generation?

    US nuclear generation accounts for 9% of total US capacity. Its share of total power generation last year accounted for nearly 20%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Exelon’s Price Targets and Wall Street’s Opinion

    In this series, we’re analyzing analysts’ favorite stocks from the S&P 500 Utilities Index (XLU). We’ll look at Exelon (EXC) in this part.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    How FirstEnergy Stock Is Valued Compared to Its Peers

    FirstEnergy (FE) stock is currently trading at an EV-to-EBITDA valuation multiple of 8.1x, which is lower than its five-year average of 9.0x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Why Exelon Could Rally Even after Gaining 35% in 2016

    Exelon (EXC) is currently trading at a 4% and 13% premium to its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. The strong premium indicates the strength of Exelon stock.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Dominion Resources’ Forward Dividend Yield

    As of June 28, 2016, Dominion Resources is trading at a forward dividend yield of 3.7%. The three-year historical average for its forward dividend yield is 4%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Hybrid Utilities’ Yields Might Be Misleading

    Hybrid utility FirstEnergy (FE) is presently trading at one of the highest dividend yields of 4.9%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    These Utility Stocks Had Recent Target Price Changes

    Top utility stock NextEra Energy (NEE) has an estimated upside of ~6% based on its median target price of $180.40 and its current price of $169.90.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Exelon Stock Responded to 3Q17 Earnings

    Exelon (EXC) stock rose 1.4% and reached a 52-week high of $40.81 after the release of its third quarter earnings on November 2, 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Which Utility Stocks Lead in Implied Volatility?

    On November 8, 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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Does American Electric Power’s Credit Profile Look among Peers?

    At the end of 2Q16, AEP had total debt of $21.6 billion. Its DE ratio stands at 1.2x, while its debt-to-market-capitalization ratio is 0.7x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Many Top Utilities Trade in the ‘Overbought’ Zone

    XLU is trading at $56.46, which is almost 4% and 8% above its 50-day and 200-day moving average levels, respectively.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    NRG Energy’s Target Price after Its 4Q17 Earnings

    NRG Energy (NRG) stock has a mean target price of $33.25, which indicates an upside potential of more than 23% for the next 12 months.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Exelon’s generating assets are regionally diverse

    Exelon Corporation’s (EXC) power generation assets are spread across 18 states in the U.S. and some parts of Canada. Regional diversity is very important.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analysts’ Views on NextEra Energy after 3Q17 Earnings

    According to Wall Street analysts’ estimates, NextEra Energy (NEE) has a mean price target of $156.80 against its current market price of $153.39.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How AES Stock Is Valued Compared to Its Peers

    AES stock looks to be trading at a discounted valuation compared to its peers. However, it seems to be trading at a fair premium to its historical average.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AEP, FE, EXC, and XEL: Analyst Views and Price Targets

    Let’s take a look at utility stocks that received a price target raise last week. We’ll look at Exelon (EXC) first.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Duke’s revenue growth over the years

    Duke Energy (DUK) reported a jump of 27.6% year-over-year (or YoY) growth in earnings per share (or EPS) in its 2Q14 results. Favorable weather and a lower effective tax rate strengthened the regulated utilities business.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Earnings Report

    What Drove FirstEnergy’s Revenue in 3Q16?

    FirstEnergy (FE) reported its third quarter financial results on November 4, 2016. It reported total operating revenue of $3.92 billion for the quarter.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analysts’ Views and Price Targets for Duke Energy and Peers

    Analyst price target According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus, Duke Energy (DUK) stock has a mean price target of $82.30 and a current market price of $77.20, suggesting upside potential of 6.5% in the next 12 months. Among the 18 Wall Street analysts tracking Duke Energy on February 26, 2018, one had recommended “strong buy,” four had recommended “buy,” […]

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why the Divergence on the Rate Hike Timing in the US?

    As a group, policymakers seem utterly confused regarding their reading of the economic situation, inflation, and the labor market.

    By David Ashworth
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Word on the Street: What Analysts Are Saying about Exelon Now

    According to analyst estimates, Exelon (EXC) has a one-year price target of $38.20, as compared to its current market price of $32.0.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Fund Managers

    Tracking Institutional Investor Sentiment for AES

    As of October 3, 2016, the percentage of float held in AES by institutional investors fell more than 8% compared to August 1, 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FE, D, EXC, or ETR: Which Utility Stock Stung Investors?

    Exelon (EXC) stock has corrected nearly 2% in the last year. Including dividends, its returns have come in at ~3%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why did the market punish Exelon?

    Exelon Corporation’s (EXC) stock has been hammered in the last six years. In 2008, the stock was trading at ~$90 per share. Early this year, the stock was available at less than $27 per share.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Miscellaneous

    Cheaper Gas Poses Serious Risk to US Nuclear Power Generation

    Exelon (EXC), the largest nuclear power generator in the US, has warned it could close its Three Mile Island nuclear plant in Pennsylvania if it doesn’t receive state aid.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inflows Rose in Investment-Grade Bond Funds Last Week

    Flows into investment-grade bond funds were positive for the 15th consecutive week. They saw net inflows of $1.8 billion during the week ending June 22.

    By Lynn Noah
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    XLU: How Utility Stocks Traded Last Week

    The markets last week were weak due to geopolitical tensions between the United States and North Korea. Utilities fell 0.40%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
  • Financials

    Why different types of charts are used in technical analysis

    Chart inspection is the basic form of technical analysis. In technical analysis charts, we can customize the time frames in the charts. We can also identify different trends in different time frames.

    By Gordon Kristopher
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Exelon needs to change its strategy

    Exelon paid the price for aggressively pushing only one segment in its business. Now, it wants to stabilize its earnings. The retail utility business will provide stability.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Major Institutional Investments in Exelon in 4Q17

    Exelon Corporation (EXC) is the largest competitive utility in the country. All of the top five institutional investors increased their positions in Exelon in 4Q17.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Next for Dominion Resources Stock?

    Dominion Resources (D) gained 12% in 2016, while the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) also managed to gain by about the same levels.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Which S&P 500 Utilities Received a Target Price Change?

    Duke Energy is trading at $77.5. Wall Street analysts gave Duke Energy a mean target price of $81.5.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Exelon Offers a Decent Potential Upside from Here

    The stock of Exelon Corporation (EXC), the largest hybrid utility and the largest utility by revenue, has a mean price target of $43.2.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Utility Stocks: Analyzing Returns and Implied Volatilities

    PPL rose the least in the past year among the list of low implied volatility utility stocks. It announced its 4Q16 financial results on February 1.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How FirstEnergy’s Dividend Yield Compares to Peers

    Currently, FirstEnergy (FE) is one of the top-yielding utilities among the S&P 500 Utilities (XLU).

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Exelon’s 3Q17 Earnings Missed Estimates

    The largest utility by revenue in the country, Exelon Corporation (EXC), declared its third quarter financial results on November 2, 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How FirstEnergy Stock Is Currently Valued

    FirstEnergy (FE) stock has soared more than 15% in the last three months, significantly outperforming broader utilities (XLU).

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FirstEnergy Stock Approaching the Oversold Zone

    The FirstEnergy (FE) stock has been trading near its 52-week low for the past several trading sessions, and it has corrected more than 6% in the past month.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why FirstEnergy Stock Is Cheap Compared to Peers

    FirstEnergy stock has been in a downtrend for several years—which could be why it’s trading at such a deep discount to its historical and industry averages.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is FirstEnergy Stock Fairly Valued?

    FirstEnergy (FE) appears to be trading at a fair valuation compared to its peers. Currently, it’s trading at an EV-to-EBITDA ratio of 7.7x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Vanguard Group Takes Its Stake in Exelon to 7.8% in Q1 2018

    The Vanguard Group added net 4.1 million shares of Exelon in the first quarter, which took its stake to 7.8%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Electricity generation by natural gas increases

    In September 2014, the net electricity generation in the US was 338.9 million megawatt-hours. Nearly 89% of the electricity was generated by coal, natural gas, and nuclear sources.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Utility Has Posted the Most Revenue Growth?

    With a $34 billion market capitalization, Exelon (EXC) is the largest competitive utility.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Utility Stocks’ Implied Volatilities

    On January 11, 2017, NRG Energy 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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Utility Stocks Received a Higher Target Price Last Week?

    Exelon (EXC) has a median target price of $49.9 for the next 12 months. UBS raised Exelon’s target price from $53.0 to $56.0 last week.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Hybrid Utility Has the Cleanest Generation Mix?

    US utilities switched their generation from coal to low-emitting natural gas in the last few years. Among our hand-picked hybrid utilities, FirstEnergy (FE) still derives more than 55% of its power from coal.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Utility Stocks Played Out Last Week

    Utility stocks outperformed broader markets last week. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) rose 1.4% while the S&P 500 continued to march higher, rising 1.2%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Battered Utilities Will Tackle the Fed’s Liftoff in 2016

    Utilities underperformed in 2015 mainly due to the expected interest rate hike environment. So, how will utilities react in 2016?

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s AES’s Current Valuation?

    AES stock seems to be trading at a fair valuation compared to the industry average. However, it seems to be trading at a premium to its historical average.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Inside Exelon’s Long-Term Growth Outlook

    Exelon issued a flat to negative earnings outlook for 2017, though its rate base is expected to rise 6.5% annually through 2020.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Dominion has stellar returns for shareholders

    Among large cap utility stocks, Dominion Resources (D) has been the best performing utility stock for the last five years. Dominion’s share price nearly doubled in the last five years.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    Behind FirstEnergy’s Price Targets and Analyst Views

    FirstEnergy stock offers a potential gain of 10% over the next year. The stock has a mean price target of $34.47, compared with its current market price of $31.38.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EXC, FE, and PEG: Is Leverage a Concern for Competitive Utilities?

    Exelon’s (EXC) leverage ratio is about 3.8x. The industry average stands around 3.5x–4.0x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Southern Company bets on solar generation

    Last week, Southern Company (SO) announced that it will develop a 131 megawatt solar PV project in Georgia. The project will be part of SO’s unregulated operations.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    Deal of the week: Hawaiian Electric to merge with NextEra Energy

    On December 3, 2014, NextEra Energy (NEE) announced that it will buy Hawaiian Electric Industries (HE). The deal is worth $4.3 billion. Hawaiian Electric aims to achieve its renewable energy goals by merging with NextEra Energy.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    NextEra’s profit-boosting recipe? It’s all in the mix

    In fiscal 2008, fuel costs constituted a whopping 57% of NextEra’s total expenses. Remarkably, these costs have been cut by more than 41% since then.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    Where NextEra Energy plans to invest most of its capex

    High capex can propel a company’s earnings growth along an upward trajectory, provided the rate of return exceeds the cost of capital.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    The Hawaiian market and why it interests NextEra Energy

    The Hawaiian electricity market is one of the most lucrative markets in the US. Currently, one out of ten homes in Hawaii uses a rooftop solar power system.

    By Matt Phillips
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