Guggenheim S&P 500® Eq Wt Utilities ETF
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.
WEC Energy’s Better-Than-Industry-Average Dividend Growth
WEC Energy is targeting a dividend payout ratio of 65%–70% in the next couple of years, which is in line with industry trends.
Is WEC Energy’s High Leverage after Buying Integrys a Risk Alert?
As of December 31, 2015, WEC Energy’s debt-to-EBITDA multiple was 5.7x. Its three-year historical debt-to-EBITDA multiple is near 4.4x.
Which of Its Businesses Does Eversource Expect Will Drive Growth?
In 2015, many utilities reported negative sales growth due to unfavorable weather in the US. Eversource posted a nearly 11% revenue fall compared to 2014.
Eversource’s Rate Base Will Mostly Consist of Transmission Assets
Eversource’s average earnings growth in the last five years was slightly over 5%. It projects that its earnings will expand by 5%–7% in the next five years.
CenterPoint Energy’s Performance against Its Peers and ETFs
CenterPoint Energy is ahead of most of its ETFs based on PBV ratio. The PBV ratios of CenterPoint Energy, RYU, FXU, and SPHD are 1.8x, 1.5x, 1.4x, and 2.2x, respectively.
Pepco’s Organic Growth Boosted Its Revenue in 3Q15
Pepco Holdings has a market capitalization of $6.7 billion. The company’s year-to-date price movement has been stable with some downs in 2015.