PowerShares Global Water ETF
Why Do Water ETFs Yield More Than Water Utilities?
Water utility ETFs (exchange-traded funds) yield roughly 100–150 basis points more than what water utility holding companies yield.
How Have Institutional Investors’ Views of Water Utilities Changed?
Institutional investors, meanwhile, have gone in heavily on water utilities, which is likely a major reason behind the rally in water utility stocks.
What Are Institutional Investors Doing with American Water Works Holdings?
Institutional investors have decreased their positions in American Water Works (AWK) in the past couple of months.
Why Water Utilities Yield Nearly Half What Electric Utilities Do
Water utilities are now yielding nearly 2%—roughly half the current yield of electric utilities.
These Factors Have Been Affecting Water Utilities’ Earnings
US water utilities have witnessed a cyclical but flat earnings growth pattern in the past couple of years.
Why Are Water ETFs Yielding More than Water Utilities?
Water utility ETFs (exchange-traded funds) yield approximately 100–150 basis points more than what water utility companies yield.
Why Buy Water Utilities When Electric Utilities Are Yielding Double?
Investors have been preferring water utilities for the past few quarters due to their relatively higher dividend yields and stable stock price movements.
What Does the Correlation between Water Utilities and Crude Oil Mean?
Investors may find water utilities attractive due to their yields and stable earnings growth. However, they may not be as safe as they seem.
Are US Water Utilities Fairly Valued?
It seems that US water utilities are trading at a premium compared electric utilities.
How Has Pentair Performed Compared to Its Peers?
The price-to-book value ratios of Pentair, Emerson, Dover, Xylem, and A. O. Smith are 2.05x, 3.51x, 2.72x, 3.04x, and 4.39x, respectively.
Pentair’s Revenue and Income Fell in 3Q15
Pentair has fallen by 1.5% to close at $54.38 per share as of October 20, 2015, following a decrease in sales and income of 6.6% and 22.1% in 3Q15.