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    Earnings Report

    Strong Dollar Will Likely Drag AES Corporation’s 4Q15 Numbers

    In 4Q15, AES Corporation is expected to report earnings of $0.33 per share in 4Q15—compared to earnings of $0.41 per share in 4Q14.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will AES’s Unstable Earnings Even out Soon?

    AES’s management forecasts an 18% fall in EPS (earnings per share) this year due to currency fluctuations and weaker power prices globally.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    These Big Utilities Are Paying Higher Dividends Now

    Sempra Energy paid annual dividends totaling $3.02 per share in 2016, while EIX and PCG paid per-share dividends of $1.98 and $1.93, respectively, in 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Overview of US LNG Production and Exports

    Investors may be seeing a lot of reports about rising US LNG (liquefied natural gas) exports. Let’s review the basics of LNG.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    Energy & Utilities

    Dominion Energy or Sempra Energy: Which Could Be Stronger?

    Dominion Energy (D) announced its agreement to buy SCANA (SCG) on January 3, 2017. The deal is expected to accelerate Dominion Energy’s earnings growth.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Tracking Institutional Investment in Sempra Energy in 4Q17

    Sempra Energy (SRE) became the largest utility by market capitalization in California after PG&E’s (PCG) steep fall in 4Q17.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PG&E: Recent Developments and Chart Indicators

    On December 13, PG&E (PCG) filed its 2020 general rate case with the California Public Utilities Commission.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Sempra Energy Stock Might Go from Here

    Currently, Sempra Energy (SRE) stock is trading at $114.3, nearly 1% below its 50-day moving average and 3% above its 200-day moving average levels.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NRG, SRE, AWK, and EIX: Utility Stocks with Strong Upside Potential

    Analysts have given NRG Energy a median target price of $44.5, which implies an ~14% upside potential compared to its current price of $39.0.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Analyzing PPL Corporation’s Return on Equity

    PPL’s adjusted return on equity usually stays above its US regulated utility peers’ average. It earns higher ROE from its United Kingdom regulated segment.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PG&E Stock: Are Analysts Cautious?

    Among the 16 analysts covering PG&E, eight recommended a “hold,” four recommended a “buy,” and four recommended a “strong buy.”

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts Expect a Handsome Upside for Sempra Energy in 2017

    According to analysts’ estimates, Sempra Energy has a median price target of $114.57 compared with its current market price of $101.67.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PG&E Stock Rose ~20% Last Week

    PG&E stock rose almost 20% last week after Governor Newsom suggested having a wildfire fund in order to finance wildfire-related liabilities.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Fund Managers

    Would Warren Buffett Consider an Ailing Elephant?

    Rumors of Warren Buffett buying into Boeing (NYSE:BA) have filled the air this week. The legendary investor’s interest in airline stocks is well known.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    More Volatility Ahead for PG&E Stock?

    PG&E will exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of June. The stock might continue to be volatile in trading as this deadline nears amid uncertainties.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    What’s in Store for PG&E and Its Investors in 2020?

    This year is going to be crucial for PG&E (PCG) and its investors. The utility has a deadline of June 30, 2020, to exit Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PG&E Endures Blackouts, Bankruptcy, and Volatile Stock

    On Thursday, PG&E’s chairman, Bill Johnson, said that preventive power shutoffs could continue for at least five more years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PG&E Troubles Keep Mounting after Key Settlement

    Recently, uncertainty continued to pour in for PG&E (PCG). The bankruptcy court judge approved the company’s $13.5 billion settlement with wildfire victims.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PG&E Faces Moment of Truth, Newsom Rejects Plan

    California Governor Gavin Newsom rejected PG&E’s (PCG) reorganization plan on December 13. The rejection is a huge setback for the company.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    What’s Next for PG&E as Creditors Play the Newsom Card

    Creditors have lobbied California governor Gavin Newson to reject PG&E’s recent $13.5 billion settlement with wildfire victims.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PG&E’s Settlement with Wildfire Victims Is a Big Win

    Last week, PG&E reached a settlement to resolve individual claims associated with wildfires in the last few years. The agreement is valued at $13.5 billion.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Investments & Deals

    Warren Buffett Has Loads of Cash and No Takers

    Berkshire Hathaway’s huge cash pile might stay in place for a while. Warren Buffett was outbid by Apollo Global Management in his efforts to buy Tech Data.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PG&E Stock: Has Santa Claus Come Early This Year?

    Recently, PG&E stock continued to rise. The stock has gained in seven of the last eight trading sessions. Collectively, the stock has risen more than 30%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PG&E: Short Interest, Volatility, and Chart Indicators

    Bankrupt utility PG&E Corporation (PCG) stock started December off on a positive note, gaining more than 5% on December 2.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PG&E Gets Hate, but California Blackouts Did Their Job

    PG&E was strongly criticized for its preemptive blackouts this season, but according to the company, the blackouts prevented significant damage.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PG&E Gets No Respite from Inverse Condemnation

    Yesterday, a judge denied PG&E’s plea to reduce its current wildfire liability by dodging inverse condemnation, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Utility Stocks: Analyzing the Top Gainers in 2019

    Investors keep turning to defensives this year amid uncertainties in the broader markets. Some of the top utility stocks have outperformed their peers at large.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PG&E Continues to Burn amid Wildfires and Blackouts

    While PG&E Corporation (PCG) continues to tackle deadly wildfires and preemptive blackouts, it’s also readying for a major winter storm this week.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where PG&E Stock Might Go amid Mounting Woes

    PG&E’s (PGE) troubles continue to mount every day. The bankrupt utility needs to raise a total of $12 billion by December 6 to fund its restructuring plan.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PG&E: Institutional Buying, Volatile Stock, and Blackouts

    PG&E (PCG) shares rose 15% last week. While the utility’s troubles continue to mount, the stock’s large swings haven’t stopped.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PG&E Stock Continues to Soar, Bears Run for Cover

    The wild swings continued in PG&E stock yesterday. The stock gained another 13%. The company has come up with a compensation plan for wildfire victims.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How PG&E Stock Could Trade as Troubles Multiply

    PG&E reported a net loss of $1.6 billion during Q3, mainly driven by $2.5 billion pretax charges for claims related to the 2017 and 2018 wildfires.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where PG&E Stock Might Go amid Interest from Mayors

    PG&E gained for the sixth straight day amid increased uncertainty. The stock has gained more than 80% during this period and closed at $8 on Tuesday.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PG&E Stock Marches Higher amid Uncertainty

    PG&E stock rose about 9% today at 10:00 AM ET. Shares of the bankrupt utility fell more than 65% following California’s recent wildfires and power shutoffs.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Could PG&E Be Warren Buffett’s Next Elephant?

    Last week, in an interview, California Governor Gavin Newsom proposed that Warren Buffett bid for PG&E Corporation (PCG).

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PG&E: As Wildfires Rage On, Investors Get Burned

    PG&E has disclosed one of its transmission lines malfunctioned just before the Kincade Fire broke out, prompting its stock to fall more than 30% on Friday.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    S&P 500 Utilities Stocks with Maximum Upside Potential

    PG&E (PCG) stock offers a handsome upside potential of 71% going forward. Wall Street analysts have given it a median target price of $40.2.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Next for PG&E Corporation Stock?

    According to Reuters, PG&E (PCG) won a court approval on March 27 for a $5.5 billion loan to help keep up its electric and gas delivery operations.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Sempra Energy or Edison International: Which Could Emerge Strong?

    Edison International stock has lost ~20% in the last three months since the deadly wildfires in November.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PG&E Stock: Is the Valuation Attractive?

    PG&E is trading at a forward PE ratio of 12x—based on the estimated EPS in 2019. PG&E’s ratio is lower than its peers’ average forward PE ratio.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will PG&E Continue to Trade Strong after the Cascade Fire?

    On October 9, fire investigator Cal Fire said that PG&E’s (PCG) sagging power lines and heavy winds started the Cascade fire in October 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    SRE, EIX, and PCG: What’s in Store?

    Utilities (XLU) have been weak and have fallen more than 12% since the last interest rate hike in December 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Sempra Energy Looks from a Valuation Perspective

    Sempra Energy (SRE) is trading at an EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 13x—higher than its five-year historical average.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Sempra Energy’s Price Targets and Wall Street’s Views

    Sempra Energy (SRE) became the largest utility by market capitalization in California after PG&E’s (PCG) wildfire fiasco.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Dominion Energy or Sempra: Recent Smart Deals

    Sempra Energy (SRE) has a mean target price of $121.9—compared to its current market price of $107.2. It shows an upside potential of 14% going forward.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Is the Worst Yet to Come for PG&E Investors?

    On December 21, 2017, PCG announced that it had suspended its 4Q17 dividend due to uncertainty related to the liabilities associated with the California wildfires.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    What Led to Sempra Energy’s Sharp Fall in Dividend Yield?

    Sempra Energy’s revenue for the first half of 2017 rose 7.0%, driven by every segment.

    By Amanda Lawrence
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Sempra Energy’s Dividend Statistics

    In 2016, Sempra’s payout ratio was 55.0%, which means it distributed 55.0% of its profits to shareholders in the form of dividends.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Next for Sempra Energy Stock?

    Sempra Energy (SRE) is currently trading on par to its 50-day moving average while at a 4% discount to its 200-day moving average.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Must-Know: Key Upcoming LNG Export Terminals in the US

    The LNG sector faces steep competition not only from other domestic terminals but also other countries in the international LNG market.

    By Rekha Khandelwal, CFA
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    SRE, EIX, PCG: Analyzing Total Returns from California Utilities

    At $22 billion, Sempra Energy (SRE) underperformed its California peer utilities in total returns in the last year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    In Focus: California Utilities’ Valuations after 2Q16 Reports

    Sempra Energy (SRE) is trading at an EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 14.5x on August 4, 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Sempra Energy’s Earnings Miss Causes Its Stock to Fall

    California utility Sempra Energy (SRE) released its 2Q16 earnings on August 4, 2016. It reported earnings of $0.79 per share against its earnings of $1.03 per share in 2Q15.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Analyzing Dominion Resources’ Return on Equity in Q2

    Dominion Resources’ (D) adjusted ROE (return on equity) fell to near-15% levels in 2Q16.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Do AES’s Forward Yield and Dividend Growth Place It among Peers?

    AES Corporation is currently trading at a forward dividend yield of 4%, and analysts expect the company’s dividends to grow by 10% in the next two years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does PPL Corporation’s Short Interest Indicate?

    During mid-May 2016, short interest in PPL decreased, likely reflecting a bullish sentiment of investors in the short term.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Inside PPL Corporation’s Pure-Play Regulated Status, with Global Presence

    PPL Corporation (PPL) turned into a pure-play regulated utility in 2015 and draws more than 60% of its consolidated earnings from operations in the UK.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Why PG&E Reported Lower Earnings but Beat Estimates in 1Q16

    PG&E Corporation’s (PCG) earnings in 1Q16 came in at $0.82 per share against its earnings of $0.87 per share in the same quarter last year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    EIX Reported Lower 1Q16 Revenue due to Delayed Rate Case Decision

    Edison International (EIX), the smallest of the three Californian utilities by market capitalization, reported its 1Q16 results on May 2, 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Did Sempra Energy Underperform Utilities?

    In 1Q16, utilities have gained more than what they lost last year. Utilities have gained more than 12% while Sempra also rallied more than 10% in 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Is Sempra Targeting Elaborate Earnings Growth?

    Sempra provided flat to negative earnings guidance for 2016 based on its LNG terminal development and the weak outlook from its international segment.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    All of SPY’s Sectors Ended in the Red as Oil Struggles Persisted

    All the sectors of the SPY turned red on the day. Stocks belonging to the consumer discretionary sector, the technology sector, and the energy sector saw major drops.

    By Renee Blakely
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Does PG&E’s Segment-Wise Revenue Trend Reveal?

    Pacific Gas and Electric Company is a primary operating subsidiary of PG&E Corporation. It generates revenues through the sale and delivery of electricity.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    What Does the Clean Power Plan Mean for Utilities?

    Utilities are somewhat divided when it comes to their reaction to the EPA’s CPP (Clean Power Plan). Utilities are vastly different in their energy mix.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Cheniere Energy Partners’ Historical Performance

    For 1Q15, analysts are expecting Cheniere Energy Partners’ revenue to come in at $67.1 million. The loss per share estimates have been pegged at -$0.113.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    8point3 Energy: First Solar and SunPower Joint Yieldco

    Southern California Edison (EIX), San Diego Gas and Electric (SRE), and PG&E (PCG) will be some of the key customers of 8point3 Energy.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    TerraForm Power: Where the Wind Meets the Sun

    TerraForm Power offers a good mix of residential solar, utility-scale solar, and wind energy assets.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Pattern Energy Group: A Wind Energy Yieldco

    Pattern Energy Group declared its most recent dividend on March 2. The payout was up by 2% compared to the previous quarter.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    US industrial production slows down in February

    The Federal Reserve released industrial production data for February. Industrial production edged up by 0.1% in February against the expected 0.3%.

    By Surbhi Jain
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