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    Company & Industry Overviews

    DUK, AWK, FE: Why These Utility Stocks Are in Focus

    NRG Energy (NRG) has risen 23.1% in the past year, the most among high-volatility utility stocks.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • 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

    How Higher Interest Rates Hamper Utilities

    The expected rise in US interest rates later this year may dent the profitability of utilities, given their higher outflows toward debt servicing.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Fund Managers

    Oaktree Capital Sheds Nearly Half Its Holdings in NRG Energy

    NRG Energy is a US-based integrated retail electricity and wholesale power-generation firm. The company has 2.5 million residential customers across the US.

    By Stuart McKenzie
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Huge Rise in FirstEnergy’s Short Interest: What It Means

    Short interest in FirstEnergy rose more than 17% on March 15, 2017. Total shorted shares in the company were 8.7 million on February 28, 2017.

    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

    Analysts Are Cautious on FirstEnergy but Expect a Robust Gain

    Of the 18 analysts tracking FirstEnergy (FE), eight recommend “buy,” six recommend “hold,” and four recommend “strong buy.”

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NEE Has One of the Cleanest Generation Mixes in the US

    NextEra Energy (NEE) has one of the cleanest generation mixes among peers.

    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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    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing the 10 Top-Yielding SPX Utility Stocks

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which represents the S&P 500 Utilities Index, currently yields 3.5%. In this series, we’ll discuss the top ten highest-yielding utility stocks from the S&P 500 Utilities Index.

    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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    Consumer

    Overview: Highbridge Capital Management’s 2Q14 positions

    Highbridge Capital Management is an alternative investment management organization. It was founded in 1992. The company has developed a diversified investment platform.

    By Patricia Garner
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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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    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
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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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    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
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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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    Earnings Report

    What Does FirstEnergy’s Stock Movement Indicate?

    FirstEnergy (FE) is currently trading at a 6% and 9% premium to its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    These SPX Utilities Could Gain You More than 10% from Here

    US utilities have risen nearly 12% year-to-date and surpassed broader markets. Very few utility stocks offer handsome potential upside going forward.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Mild Weather Mars FirstEnergy’s Q2 Earnings

    Electric utility company FirstEnergy (FE) released its second-quarter earnings results on July 23. It reported adjusted EPS of $0.61.

    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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    Financials

    First Energy: An overview of a power utility

    First Energy’s operations include electricity generation, electricity sales, and transmission and delivery of electricity to six million customers in six U.S. states.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    First Energy’s revenue mainly from regulated T&D

    First Energy operates in six northeastern U.S. states. This translates to a service territory of 65,000 square miles. These states are allowed deregulation of electricity, but First Energy’s T&D network remains regulated.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How’s FirstEnergy Stock Placed Compared to Its Peers?

    FirstEnergy’s (FE) increased focus on regulated operations helped the company. In 2018 FirstEnergy’s earnings increased ~19% compared to 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What FirstEnergy’s Chart Indicators Suggest

    Utilities have been following a downtrend recently, plummeting more than 10% since early last week.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    How FirstEnergy Stock Ranks against Peers

    FirstEnergy (FE) has been one of the top-performing stocks among the S&P 500 Utilities Index (XLU) this year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Exelon Stock’s Current Valuation: What You Need to Know

    Exelon Corporation (EXC) is currently trading at an EV-to-EBITDA (enterprise value to earnings before interest, tax, depreciation, and amortization) valuation multiple below 8.0x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Assessing NextEra Energy’s 4Q17 Earnings and Growth Prospects

    According to analysts’ estimates, NextEra Energy (NEE) will report EPS (earnings per share) of $1.31 for the quarter ended December 31, 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Looking at FirstEnergy’s Price Targets and Analyst Views

    According to analysts’ consensus, FirstEnergy stock has a mean price target of $36.2, which indicates an implied gain of 19% over the next 12 months.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AES Stock Offers Decent Upside Potential

    AES (AES) has upside potential of 19% from its current price levels of $10.9. Wall Street analysts have given it a price target of $12.9.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will Strong Crude Oil Prices Affect Coal Producers?

    On October 20, 2017, WTI (West Texas Intermediate) crude oil prices closed at $51.47 per barrel.

    By Alexis Tate
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why FirstEnergy Stock Is Trading at a Deep Discount

    Very few utility stocks from the S&P 500 Utilities Index (XLU) are currently trading at a fair valuation.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    EXC, FE, and PEG: Are Hybrid Utilities Really Worth the Risk?

    US utilities including giants like Duke Energy (DUK) and Southern Company (SO) have done fairly well in the last few months compared to broader markets.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utilities Dominated the Market for the Second Consecutive Day

    On February 23, 2017, the S&P 500 Utilities Sector surged and closed at its highest level since September 27, 2016.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Utility Has the Most Concerning Leverage?

    Exelon Corporation (EXC) had net debt of $34 billion at the end of 3Q16. EXC has a net debt-to-EBITDA ratio of 4.5x, slightly above the industry average.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Utility Stocks with High Implied Volatilities

    On December 21, 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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    Miscellaneous

    Identifying Utility Stocks with High Volatilities

    On December 15, 2016, NRG Energy had the highest implied volatility among the utility companies that make up the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Utility Stocks with High Volatility

    On December 6, 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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    Miscellaneous

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Exelon’s Valuation after Its Recent Correction

    Exelon is trading at a fair valuation compared to last month. This change is more or less due to its sharp correction in August.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Which Utility Stocks Have the Highest Implied Volatility?

    As of June 22, 2016, NRG Energy (NRG) has the highest implied volatility figure of all utility companies at 48.5.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Comparing Exelon’s Yield and Dividends with Hybrid Utilities

    Exelon (EXC) is currently trading at a forward dividend yield of 3.6%, with an expected dividend growth rate of slightly under 2% for the next two years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PJM’s Capacity Auction Paints Bleak Picture for Power Generators

    Last month’s PJM Interconnection auction cleared 167,306 megawatts of capacity, which came in at more competitive prices than last year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could AEP’s Sales Mix Grow Healthier If Its Merchant Arm Goes?

    AEP’s generation and marketing segment operates in wholesale energy markets.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    What Does American Electric Power’s Current Valuation Indicate?

    American Electric Power and FirstEnergy (FE) closed down by 2.5% and 11%, respectively, on April 28 when federal regulators blocked income guarantees for their power plants.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    PEG Maintains Its Guidance despite an Earnings Fall in 1Q16

    Public Service Enterprise Group’s (PEG) management reiterated its fiscal 2016 earnings guidance range of $2.80–$3.00 per share.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Analysts Expect Lower Earnings from AEP in 1Q16

    American Electric Power (AEP) is set to report its 1Q16 results on April 28, 2016. Wall Street analysts are estimating it to report earnings of $1.06 per share in 1Q16.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SO Is Well-Situated for Higher Dividends in the Near Future

    Southern Company has a strong dividend payment history, and it has reported more than 67 years of consecutive quarterly payments of dividends.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PEG Raised Dividends in 2015, but Forward Dividend Yield Is Flat

    Public Service Enterprise (PEG) has a strong dividend-paying history, and it has maintained an annual dividend growth rate of 2.6% in the last five years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NextEra Energy Seeks Capacity Addition Using Renewables

    NEE is further expanding its renewables footprint. In 9M15, it added 225 megawatts of wind capacity and 115 megawatts of solar generation capacity.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Transmission May Account for 50% of PEG’s Future Capital Spending

    Given the centralized power generation model of Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG), expanding its transmission infrastructure is a necessity in order to grow.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PPL’s Focus on Regulated Operations Bodes Well for Its Dividends

    PPL segregated its unregulated business from its regulated business in 2015. The strategic move may have a positive impact on the company’s earnings.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SCANA’s Main Energy Source to Shift from Coal to Nuclear

    GENCO is SCANA’s subsidiary that looks after the power generation segment. It has a capacity of 605 megawatts and sells the generated power only to SCE&G.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    S&P Upgraded PPL after the Separation of Its Unregulated Business

    Debt profile PPL (PPL) is looking to strengthen its regulated business by investing $18 billion in the next five years. This funding will mainly be done by long-term debt financing. As of September 30, 2015, the company has total debt of $19.7 billion against equity of $10.2 billion. Of this total debt, $17.7 billion is long-term debt. […]

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What You Should Know about Con Edison’s Operating Structure

    Con Edison handles its competitive energy business through its three wholly-owned subsidiaries: Con Edison Solutions, Con Edison Energy, and Con Edison Development.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Key Overview of FirstEnergy’s Operating Structure

    FirstEnergy’s revenues are primarily derived from electric services provided by ten subsidiaries. The company serves a combined population of ~13.5 million.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FirstEnergy Relies Heavily on Coal for Power Generation

    FirstEnergy generates power from a diverse mix of primary energy sources but is primarily dependent on coal, which accounts for 57% of its power generation.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Electricity Generation in the Southeast Fell 3.7% Last Week

    Out of nine divisions, electricity generation increased in six and decreased in three for the week ending April 24. The Southeast saw the biggest fall.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    33 out of 41 Utilities Dropped during the Week Ending April 17

    Edison International (EIX) was the biggest loser among electrical utilities during the week ending April 17. The stock dropped 4.3% to end the week at $61.07.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rocky Mountain Division Sees a Large Drop in Electricity Generation

    Out of nine divisions, electricity generation increased in four divisions and decreased in five divisions for the week ending April 10.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Central Divisions Drive Increase in Electricity Generation

    Out of nine US divisions, electricity generation increased in five and decreased in four for the week ending March 27.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Only Two Gainers among Utilities during a Turbulent Week

    After gaining 3.4% the previous week, Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) was down 2.4% during the week ending March 27. The week saw only two gainers.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The South Central United States Drives US Electricity Generation

    Electricity generation across all divisions except for South Central and the Rocky Mountains dropped during the week ending February 27.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Electricity production across the US rises substantially

    Electricity production in all major census divisions increased during the week ended February 20.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Highbridge Capital exits position in Eli Lilly

    Highbridge Capital exited its position in Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY). Eli Lilly & Co. accounted for 0.47% of the fund’s first quarter portfolio.

    By Patricia Garner
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    Consumer

    Why Highbridge sells its shares in Advance Auto Parts Inc.

    Highbridge Capital exited its position in Advance Auto Parts Inc. (AAP). Advance Auto Parts Inc. accounted for 0.60% of the fund’s first quarter portfolio.

    By Patricia Garner
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