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    Miscellaneous

    A Look at Analysts’ Views and Price Targets on Southern Company

    According to Wall Street analysts, Southern Company (SO) has a price target of $51.22 compared with its current market price of $51.53. This implies an estimated downside of 0.6%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Are These Utilities’ Earnings Enough to Attract You?

    US utilities (XLU) are targeting average annual earnings growth of 4%–6% for the next few years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Investors Should Know about Dominion Energy’s Dividends

    Dominion Energy’s (D) payout ratio (the percentage of profit that it gave away in the form of dividends) was 81% in 2016, which is higher than the industry average and slightly on the lower side of its five-year payout average of 85%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Will Southern Company Beat Its Q3 EPS Estimates?

    Southern Company’s management has given an EPS guidance of $1.05 for the third quarter.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Southern Company’s 4Q16 Earnings Fell on High Operating Costs

    Southern Company (SO) reported earnings of $0.24 per share for 4Q16.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Top Utility Stocks Fared in the First Half of 2018

    The utility sector, among the most vulnerable to interest rate hikes, seems strong despite the rate hike in mid-June.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    NextEra Energy: A Look at Analysts’ Price Targets

    According to Wall Street analysts, NextEra Energy (NEE) has the potential to rise 11% during the next year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Dominion Energy’s Dividend Profile Compares to Peers

    Dominion Energy (D), the third-largest utility, declared a per share dividend of $0.84 per share for 1Q18 last month.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Generation Capacity Additions: Which Source Will Lead in 2016?

    New power generation capacity additions in 2015 were mainly contributed by wind, natural gas, and solar. This trend is expected to persist in 2016 as well.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Are Institutional Investors Doing with NRG Energy?

    Institutional investors decreased their positions in NRG Energy (NRG) in June 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Consumer Spending Edges up in February 2015

    Consumer spending remained subdued in February. The harsh weather kept consumers indoors. Individuals used the gains from lower gasoline prices to boost their savings.

    By David Ashworth
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    Earnings Report

    NextEra Energy Stays Strong in Q2, Profit Rises 13%

    Renewables giant NextEra Energy (NEE) has once again shown its mettle, continuing its strong quarterly earnings streak.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top Utilities’ Total Returns in the Past Year

    NextEra Energy (NEE) leads the pack with total returns of 21% in the past year. NextEra Energy increased its dividend per share 13%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analyzing Southern Company Stock

    Southern Company reported adjusted earnings of $0.88 per share for 1Q18 and exceeded the consensus estimates.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Figuring Out Which Is Better: Utility Stocks or ETFs?

    Though electric sales have shown flattish growth in the last few years, US utilities have managed to distribute stable or increasing dividends.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US Electricity Generation Rises in Week Ended September 4

    Electricity generation in the US increased to 86.8 million MWh for the week ended September 4, a 4% increase from the previous week’s 83.5 million MWh.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southern Company Stock Remains Weak amid Vogtle Worries

    Southern Company (SO) stock has continued to show weakness recently amid increasing uncertainty regarding the fate of Plant Vogtle.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    These US Utilities Are Trading at Towering Valuations

    Dominion Energy’s (D) five-year average valuation multiple is around 14x, while the industry average is near 10x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Why NextEra Energy Seems Attractive Right Now

    According to Wall Street analysts, the top constituent of the S&P 500 Utilities Index, NextEra Energy (NEE), has a price target of $149.08 against its current market price of $141.07.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utilities Debt: A Growth Driver or a Risk Alert?

    Utilities borrowed heavily in the post-financial crisis in order to take advantage of the near-zero interest rates. As a result, the leverage of utilities increased significantly

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Closer Look at Southern Company’s Kemper Power Plant

    Southern Company (SO), one of the largest regulated utilities, finished 2016 on a decent note.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Dominion Energy’s Target Prices and Growth Outlook

    Dominion Energy (D) has a target price of $79.31—compared to its current market price of $77.86, which implies an estimated gain of 2%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    A Look at Dominion Resources’s Price Targets and Growth Outlook

    Of the 22 analysts tracking Dominion Resources on February 23, 2017, four recommended it as a “strong buy,” while four recommended it as a “buy.”

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southern Company Stock Surges after Its 2Q17 Earnings

    At 4.8%, Southern Company is currently the highest-yielding utility among the top utilities in the sector.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Falling Temperatures Give Energy to Coal Producers and Utilities

    More than 90% of the coal produced in the US is used for the generation of electricity, meaning that the power utility segment is coal’s largest end user.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Utility Will Pay Higher Dividends in 2017?

    NextEra Energy (NEE) paid annual dividends of $3.48 per share in 2016, while Southern Company (SO) paid $2.22 per share last year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    What to Expect From NextEra Energy and Its Peers in Q2

    NextEra Energy (NEE) will likely report its second-quarter earnings on July 24. The utility is expected to report an EPS of $2.28 for the quarter ended June 30.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Why Duke Energy is the largest electric utility in the US

    Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) is a heavyweight in the U.S. electric utilities industry. It mainly operates in the U.S. and Latin America. In 2013, its operations had $24.6 billion in revenue.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Miscellaneous

    NRG Energy’s Price Targets and Analyst Recommendations

    According to Wall Street analysts, NRG Energy’s (NRG) price target for the next year is $20.36. That implies an estimated rise of nearly 12.0%.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Utility Will Pay Higher Dividends in 2017?

    NextEra Energy (NEE) paid dividends of $3.48 per share in 2016. In 2017, it’s expected to pay dividends of $3.93 per share.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Health Care and Utilities Sectors: Best Performers on November 29

    The health care sector rose 0.65% on November 29. Alexion Pharm (ALXN) (+5.2%) and Centene (CNC) (+3.9%) are the top performers.

    By Val Kensington
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    Earnings Report

    How Hurricane Irma Affected Duke Energy’s 3Q17 Earnings

    Duke Energy reported total revenues of $6.5 billion in 3Q17 against its revenues of $6.8 billion in the corresponding quarter last year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How NRG Energy Is Valued Compared to Its Peers

    NRG Energy (NRG) stock seems to be trading at a fair valuation compared to the industry average and its historical average.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southern Company’s Dividend Outlook for 2017

    Southern Company stock underperformed utilities at large and the broader markets in the last five years. Southern Company stock rose 1% in the past year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NEE, DUK, SO, and D: Comparing Top Utilities’ Total Returns

    NextEra Energy (NEE) beat its peers in terms of returns in the last few years. NextEra Energy returned 14% in 2018.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Are Analysts Still Positive about NextEra Energy?

    Wall Street analysts still seem positive about NextEra Energy (NEE), particularly because it’s risen so much compared to last year’s levels, resulting in its premium valuation.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    D, DUK, NEE, and SO: Top Utilities’ Dividends

    Dominion Resources (D) paid annual dividends of $2.80 in 2016. Duke Energy (DUK) paid dividends of $3.36 per share last year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    SO on the Street: Analyst Recommendations and Price Targets

    The consensus analyst price target for Southern Company (SO) is $50.76. Its current market price is $49.78, implying a rise of 2% over the next year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Coal and Utilities Indicators Matter To Long-Term Investors

    Thermal coal is mostly used for electricity generation. So the state of the utilities sector is by far the biggest driver of the coal industry.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    VPU Versus XLU: Which Utility ETF Is Better?

    Utility ETFs have performed well in the last one year. The Vanguard Utilities Fund ETF (VPU) has been no exception to this.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Solar Companies See Pressure to Improve Top Line Growth in 3Q16

    Following 2Q16, major downstream solar companies such as Sunrun, SolarCity, and SunPower have revised their 2016 guidances downward.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Earnings Report

    DUK, SO, and PPL: How Are Top US Utilities Valued Currently?

    Duke Energy (DUK) has corrected more than 12% since July 2016. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) has also witnessed similar weakness during this period.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top Utilities’ Historical Dividend Growth

    On average, utilities increased their dividend per share ~4% compounded annually in the last five years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Dominion Energy Stock Is Valued versus Peers

    Dominion Energy (D) stock currently looks attractively valued. It’s trading at a forward PE of 17.5x against its five-year historical average PE of 24x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Southern Company’s Expected Dividend Growth

    US utilities (XLU) plan to increase their per share dividends 4.0%–6.0% annually going forward. That’s in line with their target earnings growth for the next few years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Xcel Energy’s 4Q16 Revenues Rose 5%, Missed Estimates

    Xcel Energy (XEL) reported its 4Q16 and fiscal 2016 financial results on February 2, 2017. It reported total revenues of $2.8 billion.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: US power sector and its indicators

    The power sector is the backbone of any economy. All of the other industries depend on it. In the U.S., the power utilities business is characterized by steady dividends and stable earnings.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analysts Turned Positive on Southern Company Stock

    According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus, Southern Company (SO) stock has a target price of $51.41—compared to its current price of $48.94.

    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

    What Moved Utilities Last Week?

    Rate cut expectations continued to drive broader markets last week. The utilities sector fell 0.4%, while SPY fell 1.2% for the week ending July 19.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Dominion Energy’s Valuation and Dividends

    Currently, Dominion Energy stock is trading at an EV-to-EBITDA valuation multiple of 14.5x, while utilities at large have a valuation multiple near 10.0x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    How Returns Impact Utility Stocks’ Implied Volatility

    NRG Energy (NRG) rose 5.1% on a YTD (year-to-date) basis. It has the highest implied volatility of all the utility companies that make up XLU.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Miscellaneous

    Returns of Utilities with High and Low Implied Volatilities

    NextEra Energy (NEE) has the lowest implied volatility of all the utility companies that are part of XLU. Its YTD returns are 20.5%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southern Company Delays Its Kemper Power Plant

    According to Southern Company’s SEC filing on March 16, 2017, it doesn’t expect the Kemper County power plant to be operational by mid-March.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Will Weather Impact Duke Energy’s Sales in 2Q16?

    Duke Energy (DUK) is North America’s largest utility by market capitalization. It will report its 2Q16 financial results on August 4, 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NEE, DUK, SO, and D: Largest Utilities’ Dividend Outlook

    Dominion Energy (D) and NextEra Energy’s (NEE) stronger earnings growth potential could facilitate their dividend growth.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southern Company’s Dividend Profile before Its Ex-Dividend Date

    Georgia-based Southern Company (SO) declared a dividend of $0.58 per share on July 18, 2017. Its ex-dividend date is August 17, 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Southern Company Beats Q3 Estimates, Maintains Vogtle Schedule

    Southern Company (SO), the fourth-biggest utility by market capitalization, released its third-quarter earnings on November 7.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NEE, DUK, SO, and D: Total Returns in 2018

    Including dividends, NextEra Energy has returned almost 10% in 2018. The total returns from utilities (XLU) at large were ~3% during the same period.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts Seem Positive on NextEra Energy

    Of the 21 analysts tracking NextEra Energy, 18 analysts gave it “buy” recommendations, and three analysts gave it “hold” recommendations.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Will Southern Company’s Higher 1Q18 Earnings Lift Its Stock?

    The Atlanta-based second-largest regulated utility company, Southern Company (SO), reported its 1Q18 earnings today.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why Investors Flocked to Utilities amid Broader Market Turmoil

    The slow-and-steady utilities sector was the top performer yesterday when the broader markets fell 3%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Top Utilities’ Free Cash Flow Trends

    The top four utilities have failed to generate positive free cash flows in the last few years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Top Utilities’ Price Targets and Analysts’ Recommendations

    Analysts’ consensus price target for Duke Energy (DUK) is $80.89. Its current market price is $82.99. It implies a fall of nearly 2.5% over the next year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    AGL Resources: Could Southern Co Be Stopped by a Bidding War?

    There have been several precedents similar to the AGL Resources deal. In this transaction, Southern Company is paying about 2.7x trailing 12-month revenues and 10x trailing 12-month EBITDA.

    By Brent Nyitray, CFA, MBA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Kemper Power Plant Continues to Hurt Southern Company

    Southern Company has underperformed peers by a fair margin so far this year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Not All Utility Stocks Are Overpriced

    Utility stocks seem overvalued. Utilities have reached record levels. They have been trading at inflated valuations for months.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Looking at Duke Energy’s Generation Mix

    In 2008, coal accounted for almost half of the total power generation in the country, while coal-fired generation made up 30% of total power in 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Implied Volatility: Utilities versus Broader Markets

    On August 24, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) had an implied volatility of 11%—marginally lower than its 15-day average.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
  • Energy & Utilities

    Must-know: Duke Energy’s operating segments

    Duke Energy (DUK) operates in three business segments—Regulated Utilities, Commercial Power, and International Energy. Regulated utilities are responsible for most of Duke Energy’s retail sales.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Miscellaneous

    What Analysts Recommend for Duke Energy

    The consensus Wall Street analyst price target for Duke Energy (DUK) is $80.67. Its current market price is $81.87, implying a fall of 1.5% over the next year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Looking at NRG Energy’s Subdued Performance in 4Q16

    In its 4Q16 earnings release, NRG Yield (NYLD) declared its agreement to acquire NRG Energy’s Agua Caliente and Utah solar projects, totaling 311 net megawatts, for $130 million.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    XEL, PPL, and DUK: Analyzing Utilities’ Valuation

    Xcel Energy is trading at an EV-to-EBITDA valuation of 10x. Its five-year historical average valuation multiple is 10x. The industry average is at 10.5x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    How PPL’s Returns Fared Compared to Its Peers in 2018

    PPL (PPL), the top-yielding stock among the S&P 500 Utilities, has underperformed its peers in terms of total returns in 2018.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Are Top Utilities’ Current Valuations?

    Currently, broader utilities are trading at an EV-to-EBITDA valuation multiple of 10.7x. Their five-year historical average valuation is ~9x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The Best Utility Stock out There: NEE, DUK, or SO?

    Over the past few years, utility stocks have given enormous returns and have largely followed broader markets.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Utilities’ Recent Dividends and Expected Increases

    Xcel Energy (XEL) paid total dividends of $1.36 per share in 2016. It was more than a 6% increase compared to its dividends in 2015.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Analyzing Southern Company’s Implied Volatility

    On July 10, 2017, Southern Company’s implied volatility was ~14%. Its 15-day average implied volatility is near 13%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How US Utilities’ Earnings Are Positioned in Changing Environment

    Flattish growth prospects in the electric business have led US utilities to expand beyond their traditional utility operations.

    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
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Southern Company’s Valuation Stands among Peers

    US utilities stocks appear to be valued fairly this year, as compared to their towering valuations last year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Southern Company Plans to Address Its Debt

    Southern Company’s (SO) debt has significantly increased in the last few years, particularly after its AGL Resources acquisition.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    What Analysts Recommend for NRG Energy ahead of 4Q16 Earnings

    According to Wall Street analysts, NRG Energy’s (NRG) price target for the next year is $18.46, which implies an estimated gain of nearly 8% in the next year from its current price of $17.10.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    US Nuclear Power Producers Are Asking for State Help

    If nuclear power plants shut down, that power generation share is expected to be eaten up by coal or natural gas.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SO or DUK: Which Utility Has the Best Growth Prospects?

    Duke Energy (DUK) seems to have a marginal edge over Southern Company (SO) due to its relatively stable earnings growth prospects.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Dominion Resources’s Current Valuations

    Dominion Resources (D) seems to be trading at a premium compared to the industry average and its historical average. It’s currently trading at an EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 15x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utilities’ Premium Dividend Yield

    Investors usually prefer utilities due to their ability to pay higher dividends. Currently, utilities are trading at an average dividend yield of 3.5%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Is Duke Energy Valued Compared to Peers?

    Investors may find US utilities cheaper than they were a couple of months ago. On November 22, 2016, Duke Energy was trading at an EV-to-EBITDA of 11x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Have US Utilities Become Overvalued?

    So far in 2017, US utilities seem to be fairly valued compared to 2016. But as compared to five-year averages, these stocks appear to be at a premium.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NextEra Energy’s Dividend Profile: The Pros and Cons

    NextEra Energy (NEE), a $60-billion company, paid dividends of $0.98 per share in 1Q17—an increase of 13% from its dividend in 4Q16.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Coal and Power Indicators Matter for Long-Term Investing

    Why are we combining thermal coal and power indicators? Thermal coal is mostly used for electricity generation.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Energy & Utilities

    Inside Southern Company’s Chart Indicators and Short Interest

    On November 9, 2017, SO was trading 3% and 4% above its 50-day and 200-day moving average levels, respectively.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dynegy Shares Fell 5% and Hit a 52-Week Low

    Dynegy (DYN) shares fell as much as 6.6% on March 22, 2017, and reached a new 52-week low of $6.67. Dynegy shares closed at $6.96.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    These 5 S&P 500 Utilities Offer Highest Dividend Yields

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which tracks the S&P 500 Utilities Index, is currently trading at a dividend yield of 3.5%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utilities: Movers and Shakers Last Week

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) rose marginally, while broader markets fell 1.5% for the week ending November 16.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utilities’ Total Returns: Your Key Update

    Dominion Energy has returned 18% in the past year, while the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) has returned 14% during the same period.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southern Company and Duke Energy: A Dividend Yield Showdown?

    Utility giants SO and DUK have healthy dividend profiles and premium yields. But to know which one is superior, we have to compare dividend profiles.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Inside Xcel Energy’s Recent Stock Performance

    US utilities trended primarily downward in June, which was the worst month for the sector so far this year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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