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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southern Company’s Price Targets and Growth Outlook for 2017

    According to analysts’ estimates, Southern Company (SO) has a one-year median price target of $50.88, implying an upside of a mere 3% in the next year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Is Xcel Energy Attractive despite Its Muted 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 August 3, 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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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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    Earnings Report

    PPL’s UK Segment’s Earnings Improved in 2015

    PPL has utility operations spread over the eastern United States and the United Kingdom. It derives more than half of its earnings from its UK operations.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Central Industrial and Southeast regions lead slump in electricity production

    For the week ended December 26, 2014, each of the divisions across the United States reported a drop in electricity production on a week-over-week basis.

    By Matt Phillips
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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

    How Will Milder Weather Affect CenterPoint Energy’s 4Q15 Numbers?

    Analysts are expecting CNP’s earnings to come in at $0.23 per share in 4Q15 versus its earnings of $0.36 per share in 4Q14.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utilities Are Trading at a Premium: Is a Correction Possible?

    Xcel Energy (XEL), a $21 billion utility, hit an all-time high on March 31, 2016, and closed at $41.82. It has outperformed utilities by a huge margin, rising 20% so far this year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    US states with the highest growth in electricity sales

    The US is a large country. It’s divided into 50 states. Consumption trends across the states and regions help identify demand centers within the country.

    By Matt Phillips
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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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    Energy & Utilities

    Xcel Energy’s Valuation and Total Returns

    Xcel Energy’s (XEL) stock outperformed peers in the last year. In this period, it gained more than 8% while the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (XLU) rose more than 2%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utility Stocks Received a Target Price Change Last Week

    Analysts seem to be cautious about Xcel Energy stock. RBC raised Xcel Energy’s target price from $49.0 to $53.0 on January 18.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Comparing FirstEnergy’s Returns with Its Peers

    Currently, FirstEnergy is trading at a dividend yield of 3.8%. The company is expected to pay an annualized dividend of $1.44 per share in 2018.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How PPL Stock Is Valued following Its 1Q18 Earnings

    Currently, PPL Corporation is trading at a PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 13.5x compared to its five-year historical average of near 14x.

    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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    Miscellaneous

    NRG Energy Leads in Implied Volatility among Utility Stocks

    On November 16, NRG Energy (NRG) had the highest implied volatility among the utility companies that make up the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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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

    Xcel Energy’s Diversified Operating Territories

    Xcel Energy (XEL) has a market capitalization of $23 billion and appears to be one of the potentially attractive utility stocks in 2017.

    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

    Xcel Energy’s Dividends: What You Need to Know Now

    XEL increased its quarterly dividends from $0.34 to $0.36 per share in 1Q17, and this increase implies an annualized dividend payout of $1.44 per share in 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How NextEra Energy’s Free Cash Flows Compare to Peers

    US utilities’ (XLU) free cash flows have been pressured in the last few years due to increasing capital expenditures and decreasing operating cash flows.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    These Utility Stocks Had Recent Target Price Changes

    Top utility stock NextEra Energy (NEE) has an estimated upside of ~6% based on its median target price of $180.40 and its current price of $169.90.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Xcel Energy’s Price Targets after Its 4Q16 Earnings

    According to Wall Street analysts, Xcel Energy (XEL) has an expected upside of nearly 3.5% for the coming year. It has a price target of $42.83.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Understanding Xcel Energy’s Current Valuation

    US utility stocks have been rallying for the past several months, and the rally has made them relatively expensive.

    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

    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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    Earnings Report

    A Look at Xcel Energy’s Valuation before Q2 2018 Earnings

    Currently, Xcel Energy (XEL) stock is trading at a PE multiple of 20.0x compared to its five-year historical average of 18.0x.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    AEP, FE, EXC, and XEL: Analyst Views and Price Targets

    Let’s take a look at utility stocks that received a price target raise last week. We’ll look at Exelon (EXC) first.

    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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    Miscellaneous

    How Analysts View PPL Stock

    PPL (PPL) has a price target of $39.19 against its current market price of $39.02, implying an estimated upside of just 0.4%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Here’s What Drove Xcel Energy’s 4Q17 Revenues

    Xcel Energy (XEL), a utility company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, reported its 4Q17 and 2017 earnings on February 7, 2018. Its revenues of $2.8 billion were similar to 4Q16.

    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

    PPL Has a Premium Yield, Dull Dividend Growth

    PPL declared a quarterly dividend of $0.40 per share on August 25, 2017. It has September 7 as its ex-dividend date. The dividend will be paid on October 2.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Xcel Energy’s Leverage Stands next to Peers

    Utilities benefited heavily during the near-zero interest rate environment after 2008, but after three rate hikes in two years, debt servicing has become expensive.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How PPL’s Current Valuation Compares to Its Peers

    PPL Corporation (PPL) stock is trading at a PE multiple of 13x compared to its five-year historical average of 14x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at Entergy’s Total Returns

    Entergy’s (ETR) dividend growth has been subdued in the last few years.

    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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    Earnings Report

    Xcel Energy’s Moving Averages and Short Interest

    Xcel Energy (XEL) stock is trading at $48.27, which is marginally above its 50-day moving average and 6% above its 200-day moving average level.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PPL: Analysts’ Recommendations and Target Price

    According to Wall Street analysts’ estimates, PPL Corporation (PPL) has a mean target price of $37.8—compared to its current market price of $32.4.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Alliant Energy Corporation’s Organic Growth Boosted 3Q15 Revenue

    Alliant Energy Corporation reported 3Q15 net revenue of $898.9 million, a rise of 6.6% when compared to net revenue of $843.1 million in 3Q14.

    By Gabriel Kane
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What a Recent Correction in Xcel Energy Stock Could Mean

    Investors took shelter in relatively safer utility stocks during the market turmoil this year. Xcel Energy is one of the relatively safer utility stocks.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How’s PPL Stock Valued before Its 1Q18 Earnings?

    Currently, PPL is trading at a PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 13.5x—compared to its five-year historical average valuation near 14x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    How Is WEC Energy Valued Compared to Its Peers?

    On January 23, 2017, WEC stock was trading at an EV-to-EBITDA valuation of 11.5x. Its historical valuation multiple is above 12.0x.

    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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    Earnings Report

    Why FirstEnergy Is Struggling with Low Demand for Electricity

    Warmer-than-expected weather during 4Q15 may have a negative impact on FirstEnergy Corporation’s earnings.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Dominion Resources’ Revenues Fell 13%: The Weather’s to Blame

    For the fourth quarter of 2015, Dominion Resources (D) reported $2.5 billion in revenues against $2.9 billion in revenues for the fourth quarter of 2014.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Utility Stocks Received a Higher Target Price Last Week?

    Exelon (EXC) has a median target price of $49.9 for the next 12 months. UBS raised Exelon’s target price from $53.0 to $56.0 last week.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Duke Energy’s Dividend Profile

    The largest rate-regulated utility in the country, Duke Energy (DUK), declared a quarterly dividend of $0.89 per share on July 10, 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Coal capacities continue to shut down in the US

    Nearly 66% of US capacity retirements in October were coal-fired power plants, and a major part of the retirements took place in Wisconsin.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Earnings Report

    Ameren Corporation Reported a Fall in Its 4Q15 Earnings

    On February 19, 2016, Ameren Corporation (AEE) reported its 4Q15 earnings of $0.12 per share, missing analysts’ estimates by 4 cents. Milder weather during the fourth quarter weighed on AEE’s earnings.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Do Analysts View Xcel Energy?

    Xcel Energy (XEL) has a one-year median price target of $42.71. It implies an upside of 5% in one year from its current market price of $40.67.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Analysts’ Views on and Targets for PPL Corporation

    According to analysts’ consensus estimate, PPL Corporation (PPL) stock offers an attractive potential upside of 13% over the next year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Dividends

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    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

    US states showing highest jump in electricity sales

    The Pacific Contiguous region had the highest growth in electricity consumption by division, growing by 2.8% YoY in October 2014 compared to October 2013.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    Electricity prices in Northeastern US defying gravity

    In October 2014, the East North Central and New England divisions registered the highest YoY growth in electricity prices, surging by 5.1% and 4.9%, respectively.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    Low exposure to natural gas power generation hurts First Energy

    First Energy’s 9% exposure to natural gas-fired power generation is quite low. This hurts First Energy, as producing electricity from natural gas provides a competitive advantage for power producers.

    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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    Why weather variations drive electricity demand

    Weather is an important indicator for the power industry. Extreme weather drives electricity demand. This benefits power companies.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why falling natural gas prices could shake the power industry

    Contrary to popular belief, falling natural gas prices affect power companies adversely. Unregulated power companies are more exposed to the risk of falling gas prices than regulated utilities.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Low gas prices can make independent power producers uncomfortable

    Natural gas is procured by power producers on short-term and spot contracts. Changes in gas prices affect unregulated power companies immediately.

    By Matt Phillips
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    Energy & Utilities

    Southern used more natural gas due to costs and regulations

    In 4Q14, nearly 49% of the electricity generated by Southern Company came from natural gas-fired power plants. It was up from 42% last year.

    By Matt Phillips
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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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    Earnings Report

    PPL Stock Looks Attractive before Its Q1 Earnings

    Analysts’ consensus gave PPL (PPL) stock a mean target price of $32.1, which implies an estimated upside of 4.3% for the next 12 months.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    PPL: Analysts’ Q1 Earnings Estimates

    PPL (PPL) is scheduled to report its first-quarter earnings on May 2. According to analysts’ estimates, PPL will report an EPS of $0.72.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    How Analysts View FirstEnergy Stock ahead of Its Q1 Results

    Analysts have given FirstEnergy (FE) a consensus target price of $44.2 compared to its current market price of $40.2.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why FirstEnergy Stock Looks Attractive

    Based on analysts’ estimates, FirstEnergy (FE) stock has a target price of $44.0—compared to its current market price of $39.4.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How PPL Stock Is Currently Valued Compared to Its Peers

    PPL Corporation (PPL) is trading at a dividend yield of 5.1%, one of the highest among utilities.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FirstEnergy, Xcel Energy, and PPL: Analysts’ Recommendations

    According to analysts’ estimates, FirstEnergy (FE) stock has a target price of $42.33 compared to its current market price of $40.42.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing FirstEnergy’s Dividend Profile

    FirstEnergy offers a dividend yield of 3.7%, which is higher than utilities’ average yield of 3.2%. FirstEnergy’s five-year average yield is ~4.3%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    FirstEnergy’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers

    FirstEnergy (FE) stock was one of the top performers among utilities last year. In the last 12 months, the stock has risen ~25%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PPL, SRE, and XEL: Analyzing Utilities’ Current Valuation

    PPL (PPL) is trading at a forward PE ratio of 13x based on analysts’ EPS estimates for 2019. PPL appears to be trading at a discounted valuation.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Consolidated Edison: Higher Dividend for 45th Consecutive Year

    Consolidated Edison declared a quarterly dividend of $0.74 per share on January 17.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Xcel Energy Stock Might Go from Here

    Xcel Energy (XEL) is trading at $48.5, which is almost 4% below its 50-day moving average and 2% above its 200-day moving average.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing FE, XEL, and AEP’s Current Valuation

    FirstEnergy stock seems to have an attractive valuation. FirstEnergy has a lower valuation multiple than its historical average and peers’ average.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PPL Stock: Analysts’ Recommendations

    Analysts have given PPL (PPL) stock a median target price of $31.6, which implies an estimated upside of almost 13% for the next 12 months.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    PPL Stock Looks Attractive Compared to Its Peers

    PPL (PPL), a mid-sized regulated utility, is trading at a forward PE ratio of 11x based on analysts’ EPS estimates for 2019.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    AES’s Dividends: Premium Yield and Superior Dividend Growth

    AES (AES) is currently trading at a dividend yield of 3.8%, higher than utilities’ (XLU) average yield of 3.4%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Wall Street’s Views on Xcel Energy Stock

    Xcel Energy stock has rallied recently and is close to its 52-week high.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NEE, AEP, XEL, and D: Analysts’ Target Prices

    UBS raised Dominion Energy’s target price from $75.0 to $84.0. UBS also upgraded Dominion Energy from “neutral” to “buy” last week.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Institutional Activity in Xcel Energy in Q3 2018

    According to the latest 13F filing, The Vanguard Group added net ~0.6 million shares of Xcel Energy (XEL) during the third quarter and raised its total stake to 7.5% as of September 30.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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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