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Will US Utility Mergers and Acquisitions Increase after Brexit?
Investors may prefer to remain safe during turbulent times and could turn to utilities as Brexit becomes a reality.
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.
What’s ahead for NiSource after Its 35% Year-to-Date Rise?
NiSource’s (NI) stock is currently trading at 4% and 16% premiums to its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively.
Xcel Energy: A Look at Utility’s Total Return versus Its Peers
Xcel Energy (XEL) has returned more than 25% in the last year. Its stock rally of 20% contributed significantly to its returns.
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.
A Glance at the Progress of the Paris Agreement
Although the United States was part of the Paris Agreement during the Obama administration, participation could be doubtful under the Trump administration.
Federal Spending and Interest Rates: Analyzing the Connection
What about the impact on interest rates? Here again, there is no consistent relationship between spending and interest rates.
US Utilities Returned 20% Last Year, and NextEra Tops
Renewables giant NextEra Energy has outperformed peers by a huge margin in the past year, returning ~33%, which includes both dividends and capital gain.
Understanding the Total Returns of Top US Utilities
American Electric Power (AEP) has returned nearly 25% in the past year. The stock has rallied more than 12% since the start of 2016.
RYU, FXU, and JXI: Will These Utility ETFs Outrun Utility Stocks?
The Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Utilities ETF (RYU) invests nearly 80% of its portfolio in US utilities and 20% in telecoms.
A Look at How Funds Are Flowing into and out of VPU
Since July 2016, VPU has experienced net outflows of nearly $320 million.
NiSource’s Returns Outperform Peers’ by a Huge Margin
For 2Q16, NiSource (NI) paid a $0.16 dividend per share.
Will US Retail Electricity Prices Climb in 2017?
According to the EIA (Energy Information Administration), residential electricity prices in the US averaged 13 cents per kilowatt-hour in July 2016.
A Look at Xcel Energy’s Total Returns
Xcel Energy maintained its dividend payout ratio near 60% while it is targeting a 65% payout ratio in the next few years. This is in line with industry trends
Business Cycle Investing? Here Are the Sectors You Should Look At
We’ve moved from a phase in the business cycle where defensive stocks do well to the phase where utilities outperform.
Net Metering Continued to Have Strong Growth in 2015
The strong run for solar PV (photovoltaic) capacity additions through net metering continued in 2015. Net metering grew by 31% in 2015 compared to 2014.
Why Is Xcel Energy’s Rising Debt So Concerning?
At the end of the fourth quarter of 2015, Xcel Energy’s total debt stood at $13 billion. Its debt-to-equity ratio was 1.3x, and its debt-to-capitalization ratio was 0.6x.
What Is the Outlook for American Electric Power?
American Electric Power’s focus on regulated operations can improve its earnings stability. The stock is currently yielding 3.8% as of January 28, 2016.
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.
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.
MDU Resources Reports Mixed Quarterly Results
After its 3Q15 earnings report, MDU Resources rose by 1.8% to close at $19.20 per share as of November 2, 2015.
Calpine Improved Its Performance in 3Q15
After the 3Q15 earnings report, Calpine rose by 3.8% to close at $15.51 per share on October 30, 2015.
Climate-Proofing Your Portfolio: Challenges and Opportunities
Climate-proofing your portfolio may indeed be a challenge. The key may be not trying to pick the winners but trying to avoid the losers.