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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing US Regulated Utilities’ Total Returns

    US mid-size regulated utilities outperformed their bigger counterparts in the past year. Their rally was much steeper—this boosted total returns.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utilities with Maximum Returns in the Last Five Years

    NextEra Energy (NEE), the biggest component of the Utilities ETF (XLU), had total returns of 130% in the last five years.

    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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    Earnings Report

    Is Xcel Energy Poised for Long-Term Growth?

    Xcel Energy’s (XEL) capital spending plan and actions to reduce regulatory lags could improve its earnings growth significantly during the next few years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    No Analysts Recommend a “Sell” on Xcel Energy

    Of the 18 analysts tracking Xcel Energy, 13 recommend it as a “hold,” five recommend it as a “buy,” and none recommend it as a “sell.”

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analysts Expect Huge Upside Potential in PPL Stock

    According to analysts’ consensus, PPL (PPL) stock offers a handsome potential upside of ~22% in a year with a mean target price of $33.5.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Utility Delivered the Highest Total Returns This Year?

    Although utilities’ total returns were dominated mostly by stock appreciation this year, stable and increasing dividends were also an important factor.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analysts Are Cautious on FirstEnergy but Expect a Robust Gain

    Of the 18 analysts tracking FirstEnergy (FE), eight recommend “buy,” six recommend “hold,” and four recommend “strong buy.”

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NEE Has One of the Cleanest Generation Mixes in the US

    NextEra Energy (NEE) has one of the cleanest generation mixes among peers.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Xcel Energy’s Payout Ratio Stacks Up

    Xcel Energy’s dividend statistics Let’s take a look at Xcel Energy’s (XEL) dividend profile. The company, which has raised its dividends in the last 15 consecutive years, had a payout ratio of 63% in 2017. Payout ratios represent how much of companies’ profits are distributed to shareholders in the form of dividends. Utilities pay a large portion […]

    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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    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

    Here’s What Could Impact Xcel Energy’s Dividends

    Xcel Energy’s (XEL) per share earnings are expected to rise 4.0%–6.0% annually for the next few years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Understanding NiSource through Analyst Price Targets

    NiSource (NI) has a one-year median price target of $24.04, as compared to a current market price of $22.70.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analysts’ Views and Price Targets for Duke Energy and Peers

    Analyst price target According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus, Duke Energy (DUK) stock has a mean price target of $82.30 and a current market price of $77.20, suggesting upside potential of 6.5% in the next 12 months. Among the 18 Wall Street analysts tracking Duke Energy on February 26, 2018, one had recommended “strong buy,” four had recommended “buy,” […]

    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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    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Looking at Xcel Energy’s Future Dividend Growth

    Expected dividend growth As discussed in the previous part, in the last five years, Xcel Energy (XEL) has increased its per-share dividends more than the industry has. It aims for similar dividend growth going forward, targeting annual ~6% per-share dividend growth for the next few years. Regulated utilities Duke Energy (DUK) and Southern Company (SO) are […]

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Inside CMS Energy’s Price Targets ahead of 4Q16 Results

    CMS Energy (CMS) has a mean price target of $44.33 for the coming year. This implies an estimated upside of 5.6%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s Expected to Drive Xcel Energy’s Dividends

    Dividend outlook Let’s discuss what could affect Xcel Energy’s (XEL) dividends. Xcel Energy aims to increase its long-term per-share earnings by 5%–6%, bringing its targeted per-share dividend growth to similar levels. Xcel Energy’s increased focus on expanding its renewables capacity and multiyear rate plans could boost its earnings over a longer term. Xcel Energy is planning to invest ~$20 […]

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Is DTE Energy Poised for Long-Term Growth?

    According to analyst estimates, DTE Energy (DTE) has a median price target of $101.60 for next year. This implies an upside of nearly 4% against its current Market price of $98.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Overview: Kinder Morgan’s acquisition of El Paso Pipeline Partners

    El Paso Pipeline Partners (EPB) is a master limited partnership (or MLP) that owns and operates natural gas transportation pipelines, storage, and other midstream assets.

    By Keisha Bandz
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    A Must-Know Look at Consolidated Edison’s Dividends

    Consolidated Edison has a dividend yield of 3.4%, higher than utilities’ average of 3%. It declared a quarterly dividend of $0.74 per share in October.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    New England and the Pacific are great regions to produce power

    The US is divided into nine divisions. The Pacific and New England divisions had the highest year-over-year, or YoY, growth in electricity prices in September 2014.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    AEP and Entergy see elevated growth in electricity production

    Except for the Rocky Mountain, Southeast, and Pacific Southwest, all nine US divisions registered growth in week-over-week electricity production.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Utilities performance linked to regional electricity output

    The South Central and Pacific Northwest divisions saw the highest jump in week-over-week electricity production. Which utilities operate in these regions?

    By Matt Phillips
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    Why Utilities Are Still Attractive despite Their Valuations

    While almost all utility stocks are looking expensive right now, a T. Rowe Price analyst has called utilities “the most underappreciated” sector.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utilities’ Returns Compared to Broader Markets

    Many utility stocks outperformed the industry returns over a longer period of time. NextEra Energy (NEE) returned 30% over the past 12 months. The company annualized returns of 18% in the last five years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison’s Valuation

    Xcel Energy is trading at a forward PE ratio of 18x based on analysts’ estimated EPS in 2019. Xcel Energy’s average historical valuation is close to 18x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Xcel Energy and Consolidated Edison’s Dividend Profiles

    Consolidated Edison has increased its dividend per share for 44 consecutive years. Consolidated Edison trading at a dividend yield of 3.8%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Xcel Energy versus Consolidated Edison in 2019

    Consolidated Edison offers one of the most reliable dividends. The company has increased its dividend for 44 consecutive years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Comparing Consolidated Edison’s Dividend Yield with Its Peers

    Consolidated Edison (ED) declared a dividend of $0.715 per share on October 18. It will pay it on December 17.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    These S&P 500 Utilities Have Delivered the Best Five-Year Returns

    In this series, we’ll look at the S&P 500 Utilities stocks that have generated the highest total returns over the past five years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Here’s What Could Drive Xcel Energy’s Q2 2018 Earnings

    Xcel Energy (XEL) is set to report its Q2 2018 results on July 26. Analysts expect EPS of $0.47 compared to $0.45 in 2Q 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PPL: Analysts’ Views and Target Prices

    PPL (PPL) stock offers an attractive potential upside of more than 13% in a year with a mean target price of $32.3. PPL stock is trading at $28.5.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PPL’s Total Returns versus Peers

    PPL Corporation (PPL) stock has returned -21% in the last year. The underperformance was largely due to its stock falling in the last few months.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PPL’s Dividend Yield, Growth, Payout Ratio, and More

    PPL’s dividend yield rose significantly—mainly because of its steep stock fall. It’s currently trading at a dividend yield of 6%, compared to its peers’ (XLU)(IDU) average yield of 4.3%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What PPL’s Current Valuation Means for the Stock

    PPL Corporation (PPL) stock was particularly hit by the recent utilities turmoil. Its valuation fell significantly over the last few months.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PPL’s Price Target and Wall Street Analysts’ Views

    According to Wall Street analysts’ consensus, PPL (PPL) stock offers attractive potential upside of more than 16% in a year with a mean target price of $32.4. Currently, PPL stock is trading at $27.9.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Duke Realty and Xcel Energy Rose on March 27

    Duke Realty was the S&P 500’s third-best performer on March 27. Duke Realty opened higher and rallied to one-week high price levels.

    By Val Kensington
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at PPL’s Current Dividend Yield and Recent Performance

    Pennsylvania-based PPL Corporation (PPL) stock fell more than 20% in the last three months.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    The Top 5 Rallying S&P 500 Utilities Stocks This Year

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which represents S&P 500 Utilities Index, has gained ~10% YTD, marginally underperforming broader markets.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Does Duke Energy Yield Better Than the Industry Average?

    Duke Energy is one of the highest-yielding S&P 500 Utilities stocks. Its large regulated operations fetch stable earnings and offer stable dividends.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Key Look at Utility Valuations after the Recent Fall: XEL, SO, and DUK

    As of October 15, Xcel Energy was trading at an EV-to-EBITDA ratio of 10x, as compared to its five-year average of 10x and the industry average of ~11x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    XEL, DUK, and SO: Utilities Turn Expensive Yet Again

    On September 26, 2016, Xcel Energy (XEL) traded at an EV-to-EBITDA multiple of 10.3x. Its five-year historical average valuation multiple stands at 9.5x while the industry average is 11x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing NiSource’s Revenue Growth

    NiSource (NI) might be better placed on the revenue growth front than the industry because of its heavy gas distribution operations.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Will WEC Energy Stock Go from Here?

    WEC Energy Group’s (WEC) stock hit alarming levels when it entered oversold territory last week.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    How Do Brokers Look at PPL after Its 2Q16 Earnings?

    According to Wall Street analysts’ estimates, PPL Corporation (PPL) has a price target of $38.71—compared to its current market price of $35.91.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Xcel Energy’s Challenges, Guidance, and Gloomy Price Targets

    Of the 17 analysts tracking Xcel Energy, 11 recommend it as a “hold” and four recommend it as a “buy.” Two analysts recommended it as a “sell” on July 26, 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    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

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Returns of Utility Stocks with High and Low Implied Volatility

    Southern Company (SO) has the lowest implied volatility figure of all the utility companies. Its YTD returns are 14.4%, while its five-day returns are 0.39%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Renewables Are Becoming More Attractive by the Day

    Favorable environmental policies have driven the spread of renewables in power generation much faster than expected recently.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    What Does American Electric Power’s Current Valuation Indicate?

    American Electric Power and FirstEnergy (FE) closed down by 2.5% and 11%, respectively, on April 28 when federal regulators blocked income guarantees for their power plants.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Analysts Expect Lower Earnings from AEP in 1Q16

    American Electric Power (AEP) is set to report its 1Q16 results on April 28, 2016. Wall Street analysts are estimating it to report earnings of $1.06 per share in 1Q16.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    NextEra Energy Beats Expectations, Reports Stellar Growth

    NextEra Energy reported its 4Q15 earnings on January 28, 2016. NextEra continued its stellar performance, with its net income rising 17% year-over-year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Interest Rates Will Be a Key Indicator for Utilities in 2016

    US utilities (IDU) had a dismal performance in 2015 in part due to the fear of higher interest rates.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    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.

    By Gabriel Kane
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    SunPower Completes the World’s Largest Solar Project in 2Q15

    SunPower is building the California-based 128 MW Henrietta Solar Project and the Colorado-based 60 MW Hooper Solar Project.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Electricity Generation in the Southeast Fell 3.7% Last Week

    Out of nine divisions, electricity generation increased in six and decreased in three for the week ending April 24. The Southeast saw the biggest fall.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Electricity production across the US rises substantially

    Electricity production in all major census divisions increased during the week ended February 20.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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