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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investors Should Avoid Defensive Sectors If Rates Rise

    Valuations are at the higher end of their historical range. Investors should avoid defensive sectors, which are highly sensitive to interest rate changes.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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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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    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
  • Energy & Utilities

    Why Exelon’s recent quarterly earnings were positive

    Exelon Corporation (EXC) reported a net income of $440 million in its 2Q14 earnings. The quarterly net income was $14 million lower year-over-year (or YoY).

    By Matt Phillips
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dominion Resources’ Higher Debt Confirms Its Stretched Financials

    Dominion Resources (D) depends upon both internal and external sources of financing for its capital expenses and dividend payments.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Fund Managers

    A Look at Institutional Investors’ Holdings in Exelon

    In the past couple of months, institutions have increased their positions in Exelon by nearly 2%, from 85.6% to 87.2%, as of October 3, 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Stretched Utility Sector Valuation Means

    Utility sector valuation appears stretched. 2014 was a great year for utilities, which gained 26.62% ex-dividends and were the best-performing sector.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What Could Impact PPL’s Dividends in the Future?

    PPL’s (PPL) management expects fair annual earnings growth of 5%-6% through 2020, which will likely facilitate its dividend growth.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    A Look at American Electric Power’s Healthy Credit Profile

    American Electric Power (AEP) has an attractive debt profile, with the company’s debt making up just 7% of its consolidated debt.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Key ADP Highlights: 135,000 Jobs in September

    The ADP National Employment Report for September 2017 showed some weaker improvement in private sector employment to 135,000 in September compared to the market’s expectation of 125,000.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Utilities Are Likely to Get Impacted by Higher Interest Rates

    US utilities have been one of the main beneficiaries of the near-zero interest rate environment for the past ten years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Higher Interest Rates Hamper Utilities

    The expected rise in US interest rates later this year may dent the profitability of utilities, given their higher outflows toward debt servicing.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southern Company and Duke Energy’s Payout Ratios

    For the last 12 months, Southern Company’s (SO) payout ratio was ~76%, while Duke Energy’s (DUK) ratio was close to 97%.

    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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    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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    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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    Earnings Report

    Berkshire Hathaway’s BHE Benefits from Power Stations in 2Q16

    BHE’s earnings before taxes rose to $666 million in 2Q16, as compared to $649 million during the same quarter last year.

    By Robert Karr
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    Energy & Utilities

    Utility Sector: Will Investors Continue Their Defensive Positions?

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which tracks the performance of the utility sector, rose 2.7% in November 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Earnings Report

    What Could Drive NextEra Energy’s 1Q17 Earnings?

    NextEra Energy (NEE) is estimated to report earnings of $1.53 per share for 1Q17. It reported earnings of $1.55 per share in 1Q16.

    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

    Why Are Utilities Not Stocking Cheap Coal Aggressively?

    Coal is an important commodity for railroad companies such as Union Pacific (UNP) and CSX (CSX). However, coal’s importance in freight is falling due to the emergence of shale oil.

    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

    How Has Duke Energy Performed Recently?

    Duke Energy stock is currently trading at an EV-to-EBITDA valuation multiple of 12.5x against its five-year historical average of 11.0x.

    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

    What’s Ahead for Duke Energy Stock?

    Duke Energy rallied 9% in 2016, roughly tracking the Utilities Select Sector SPDR. Dominion Resources rose 12% in 2016, while Peer NextEra Energy rose 15%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Rising Natural Gas Inventory Makes Coal Producers Sweat

    The change of 94 Bcf in the underground natural gas inventory during the week of August 28 came in higher than Wall Street analysts’ expectation of 84 Bcf.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Huge Rise in FirstEnergy’s Short Interest: What It Means

    Short interest in FirstEnergy rose more than 17% on March 15, 2017. Total shorted shares in the company were 8.7 million on February 28, 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing Top Utilities’ Current Valuation

    Currently, utilities are trading at a PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 13x—compared to their historical average valuation of ~14x–15x.

    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

    Highest Dividend Growth: Comparing NEE, EIX, and AWK

    Utilities have been weak compared to the broader markets this year largely due to the strength in the Treasury yields.

    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

    NRG Energy’s Valuation Compared to Its Peers

    Currently, NRG Energy (NRG) stock is trading at a forward PE ratio of 8.5x based on its estimated EPS in 2019.

    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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    Must-know: Many investors fear stocks—is this good for markets?

    Currently, the S&P 500 is giving year-to-date (or YTD) returns of more than 8%. It posted gains for seven consecutive quarters. The S&P 500 Index (SPY) closed at a new high 34 times in 2014.

    By Russ Koesterich, CFA
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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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    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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    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Looking for Dividends? Stay Away from the Utilities and REITs

    What makes the utilities unattractive is the fact that interest rates will likely be rising soon. The utilities require a huge amount of infrastructure.

    By BlackRock
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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

    Comparing NRG Energy’s Valuation to Its Peers

    Currently, NRG Energy (NRG) is trading at an EV-to-EBITDA valuation of ~12x—compared to its five-year historical average valuation of 11x.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    These S&P 500 Utility Stocks Offer the Most Potential Upside

    NRG Energy (NRG), the leading merchant power player stock and one of the smallest components of the S&P 500 Utilities Index (XLU), has a mean price target of $36.50 against its current market price of $31.20.

    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

    Will US Water Utilities See the Early-2016 Days Again?

    US water utilities saw a big stock rally 1H16, rising more sharply than electric utilities. But they’ve lost most of those gains so far in 2H16.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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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

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Do You Own Analysts’ Favorite Utility Stocks?

    Utilities witnessed an even harsher fall amid broader markets’ sell-off. However, utilities outperformed the S&P 500 in 2018.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    NRG Energy Stock: Analysts’ Recommendations

    Among the ten analysts tracking NRG Energy, four recommended a “strong buy,” five recommended a “buy,” and one recommended a “hold.”

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Institutional Investment in PEG in 4Q17

    The Vanguard Group added net 0.46 million shares of Public Service Enterprise Group (PEG) in 4Q17.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where NextEra Energy Stock Could Go in the Short Term

    Broader utilities (XLU) have witnessed notable weakness recently mainly due to the strength in Treasury yields.

    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

    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

    NRG Energy Stock Rose 30% Due to Its Transformation Plan

    There was a tsunami in NRG Energy (NRG) shares on July 12, 2017. NRG Energy stock opened 19% up and maintained the uptrend throughout the day.

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How a Rate Hike Could Affect High-Leverage Sectors

    Industrials, utilities, and telecommunications have much higher leverage, as these sectors have massive capital needs.

    By Heidi Richardson
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    Energy & Utilities

    Utility Stocks Slipped, Treasury Yields Raced to a Record High

    US utility stocks slipped 0.8% on May 15 after ten-year Treasury yields peaked at 3.1%—a seven-year high. Broader markets also corrected 0.7%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Utilities Sector: Stock Market Update for Week Ended July 17

    Of the 41 utilities stocks we track, 30 gained during the week ended July 17. A positive Greek deal cheered markets globally, and dovish comments by the Fed pushed mid-to-long-term bond yields down.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    American Electric Power’s Total Returns Compared to Its Peers

    In the last year, American Electric Power returned 21%—compared to broader utilities’ average returns of ~11%. During the same period, SPY returned 22%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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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

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Dimensional Fund Advisors’ Major Holdings in Q3

    Dimensional Fund Advisors’ top buys are Apple (AAPL), AT&T (T), Microsoft (MSFT), L3Harris Technologies (LHX), and Verizon Communications (VZ).

    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

    Why NextEra Energy Could Be a Sensible Dividend Option

    NextEra Energy’s (NEE) utility and non-utility segments have flourished in the past couple of years.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Wall Street Views NRG Energy Stock

    Among the total eight analysts covering NRG Energy (NRG), three recommend the stock as a “strong buy,” four recommend it as a “buy,” and one recommends it as a “hold.”

    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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    Energy & Utilities

    Exelon’s Price Targets and Wall Street’s Opinion

    In this series, we’re analyzing analysts’ favorite stocks from the S&P 500 Utilities Index (XLU). We’ll look at Exelon (EXC) in this part.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    What’s NRG Energy’s Current Valuation?

    NRG Energy (NRG) stock was trading at an EV-to-EBITDA valuation of 13x—higher than its five-year historical valuation.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    XLU: How US Utilities Are Currently Valued

    So far, US utilities have had a decent run this year. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) has risen more than 14%.

    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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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Dividend Stocks Have Underperformed This Year

    Dividend stocks have underperformed this year so far. The dividend yield measures dividends payed by a company in the last 12 months relative to its share price.

    By Sanmit Amin
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    Earnings Report

    Why Exelon Could Rally Even after Gaining 35% in 2016

    Exelon (EXC) is currently trading at a 4% and 13% premium to its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. The strong premium indicates the strength of Exelon stock.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Cal Fire Blames PG&E for Deadly Camp Fire Last Year

    The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (or Cal Fire) has blamed PG&E (PCG) for causing the most devastating wildfire in state history last year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    XLU in Context: What If the Fed Sticks to Its Ambitious 2017 Target?

    US utilities continue to trade higher as they approach a second and highly probable 2017 interest rate hike next week.

    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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    Earnings Report

    How’s Duke Energy Placed for Its 2Q16 Earnings?

    Duke Energy forecasts its earnings to grow annually by 4%–6% in the long term. It has given an earnings guidance range of $4.50–$4.70 per share for 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Coal Prices Remained Steady in the Week Ending September 9

    For the week ending September 9, 2016, PRB spot coal prices came in at $10.50 per ton, which is marginally lower than the previous week’s $10.65 per ton.

    By Sheldon Krieger
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Institutional Investors Changed Their Holdings in XLU in 3Q17

    During 3Q17, there was lots of action for institutional investors in the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU).

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Breaking Down the Regulated and Deregulated US Electric Markets

    The US electric utility industry is mostly regulated. The Public Utilities Regulatory Policies Act (or PURPA) was passed in 1978, beginning the deregulation of the utility industry.

    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

    Why Hybrid Utilities’ Yields Might Be Misleading

    Hybrid utility FirstEnergy (FE) is presently trading at one of the highest dividend yields of 4.9%.

    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

    Utility Stocks and Treasury Yields: A Key September Comparison

    The ten-year Treasury yield fell from a high of 2.28% to 2.16% in August 2017.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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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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    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

    BlueMountain Capital Attacked PG&E Again, PG&E Fell 4%

    In a letter to shareholders, BlueMountain said that it plans to launch a “slate board” by February 21 to replace PG&E’s existing board.

    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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