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    Fund Managers

    George Soros Places His New Buy in Utilities: Will You?

    George Soros has made some changes to his firm’s portfolio in the first quarter. Soros Fund Management LLC bought some new securities.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Utility Stocks Could Go amid Valuation Concerns

    Utility stocks have been rallying for the last two years amid broader market volatility. The rally in these stocks steepened last year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Why American Water Stock Stands Tall among Its Peers

    American Water Works stock returned more than 160% in the last five years, including dividends. The return is more than double utilities’ average.

    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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    Dividends

    Comparing NextEra Energy and Dominion Energy’s Dividends

    Currently, utility stocks on average offer a yield of 3%. Dominion Energy offers a dividend yield of 4.5%, while NextEra Energy offers a yield of 2.1%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Dividends

    What’s in Store for Southern Company Stock in 2020?

    Southern Company (SO) stock had one of the best years in 2019. It gained almost 45%. The stock outperformed utilities at large that rose 22% last year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Dividends

    Analysts’ Ratings on Top Utility Stocks for 2020

    Utility stocks rose more than 22% in 2019. Can they continue their climb in 2020? And how do Wall Street analysts look at them right now?

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the S&;P 500’s Sectors Could Perform in 2020

    The S&P 500 Index (SPY) has gained 28% YTD. Tech stocks constituted 22.8% of SPY, the highest among the 11 major sectors.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Mounting Uncertainties Could Impact PG&E Stock

    After being in bankruptcy for almost a year, PG&E stock is trading comfortably close to $11 levels. So far, PG&E stock has fallen more than 50% in 2019.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Are Utility Stocks Losing Sheen after a Steep Run in 2019?

    Top utility stocks Southern Company (SO) and NextEra Energy (NEE) continued to rise and hit a new all-time high last week.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    All Eyes on Newsom, PG&E and Creditors’ War Intensifies

    Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom rejected PG&E’s reorganization plan. He said that the plan lacks governance changes.

    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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    Dividends

    Analyzing the Dividend Profiles of Top Utility Stocks

    Among the top utility stocks, NextEra Energy offers a yield of 2.1%, the lowest among its peers. Regulated utility Southern Company (SO) yields 4%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Southern Company Stock Soars after Rate Case Approval

    Recently, Southern Company (SO) shifted to its top gear. Southern Company stock rose 2.3% on Tuesday—an increase for the fifth consecutive trading session.

    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

    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

    How Utility Stocks Could Fare in 2020 with No Rate Cuts

    Utility stocks have been some of the strongest equities this year. The stocks are up approximately 20% this year, in line with the Dow Jones.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How the Dow, S&P 500 Could Navigate Today’s Trading

    Today at 7:06 AM ET, Dow Jones futures were almost unchanged. On Wednesday, the Dow and S&P 500 rose just 0.1% and 0.3%, respectively.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Dividends

    DUK: Analyzing Duke Energy’s Dividend Profile

    Top regulated utility Duke Energy (DUK) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.945 per share in October. The dividend is set to be paid on December 16.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PG&E Stock: Will This Christmas Be Merrier for Investors?

    PG&E (PCG) stock rose as much as 20% on Monday due to the announcement of the company’s settlement with wildfire victims on December 6.

    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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    Dividends

    The Top Utility Stocks with Strong Dividend Growth

    Utility stocks’ dividend growth plays a vital role in driving investors’ total returns over the long term, making it important as a dividend yield.

    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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    Get Real

    Get Real: Trump, Takeovers, and Top Stocks

    In today’s Get Real market newsletter, we took a closer look at a potential Tesla takeover and at Trump’s part in US steel. Plus, a rebound for Boeing. 

    By Grace Nightingale
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    Energy & Utilities

    Utility Stocks: Is There Any Steam Left in These Defensives?

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), which represents the top utility stocks, has been trading in a very narrow range for the last two weeks.

    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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    Financials

    Dow Jones: November Was Its Best Month since June

    This week, the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index (DJI) rose 1%. On a month-to-date basis, it has risen 3.8% and heading for the biggest gain since June.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    SO: Analyzing Southern Company’s Key Indicators

    Southern Company (SO) stock has continued to trade close to all-time highs. The stock has gained more than 42% this year, notably outperforming peers.

    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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    Dividends

    NextEra Energy’s Dividends Look Good despite Low Yield

    Renewables giant NextEra Energy (NEE) declared a quarterly dividend of $1.25 per share last month. It’s expected to pay a dividend of $5 per share in 2019.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will AES Stock Continue Its Surging Spree?

    AES Corporation (AES) stock hit a new 52-week high of $18.62 yesterday. Also, it gained in 8 of the last 9 trading sessions.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    US Utilities Paint a Grim Picture of Power Generation Mix

    Many top utilities rely on coal and other fossil fuels for power generation. They are still far behind their zero-carbon-emission targets.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will the Dow Jones Industrial Average Climb to 30,000?

    The Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) (DIA) seems to be touching new highs despite pessimism related to progress in trade talks.

    By Maitali Ramkumar
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Southern Company Has Institutions Optimistic

    One of the biggest regulated utilities, Southern Company (SO), is the top-rallying stock in the sector this year. It’s up more than 40%.

    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

    Southern Company’s Dividends Compared to Its Peers

    Southern Company (SO), the top regulated utility, declared a quarterly dividend of $0.62 per share last month. The ex-date for the dividends is Friday.

    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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    Consumer

    Dow Jones Index: “Tariff Man” Trump is Back

    On November 8, the Dow Jones closed at the 27,681.24 level, just 0.3% below its all-time high. US-China trade deal optimism raised equity markets.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top Dividend Stocks from Utilities to Combat Recession

    Recession fears have been hovering over the market throughout this year. However, defensives such as utilities are trading at record highs.

    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

    Utilities Look Strong amid Growing Recession Fears

    Along with the Dow Jones and S&P 500, normally slow-moving utilities are trading at record highs right now. And they could continue to shine.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Southern Company Beats Q3 Estimates, Stock Soars

    Southern Company (SO) reported its third-quarter earnings today. Its EPS rose year-over-year from $1.34 to $1.14, beating analysts’ estimate.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Consumer

    Dow Jones Could Be in Trouble, Recession Fears Rise

    The Dow Jones (DIA) and the S&P 500 (SPY) continue to linger around their all-time highs. Trade tensions between China and the US haven’t eased.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southern Company: Buying the Rally before Q3 Earnings?

    After a solid rally, Southern Company (SO) stock seems to have calmed down a bit recently. Should you buy on the rally ahead of earnings?

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bill Gross: Top Stock Picks with High Dividend Yields

    On October 18, CNBC reported Bill Gross top picks. His top stock picks were Annaly Capital (NLY), Invesco (IVZ) and Allergan (AGN).

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southern Company Stock: Is It Time for an Exit?

    Southern Company stock has slowed down after a 40% run this year. The utility is expected to release its third-quarter earnings by the end of this month.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utility Stocks: How These Defensives Fared Last Week

    Top utility stocks trended lower and lost 1.3% last week. Broader markets were positive but cautious on trade talk optimism, gaining 0.7% last week.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    How PG&E Stock Could Trade after a Terrible Week

    Bankrupt utility PG&E lost more than 25% last week. The fall came after the bankruptcy court allowed a bondholder group to pitch their restructuring plan.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Dividend Faceoff: Southern Company vs Duke Energy

    Dividend yields of Southern Company (SO) and Duke Energy (DUK) currently stand at multi-year lows because utility stocks had a solid run this year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Utilities Could Keep Smashing in the Fourth Quarter

    Despite valuation concerns, utility stocks seem relatively well placed at the moment, especially going into October, compared to broader markets.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Where Southern Company Stock Might Go from Here

    Southern Company (SO) stock gained again last week. SO stock has surged more than 40% and has outperformed the broader utilities.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Consumer

    Equity Market: Defensive Outperformed Amid Trade Fears

    In the week that ended on September 27, the equity market saw another weekly decline. The S&P 500 index and Nasdaq-100 Index has declined by 1% and 1.8%.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utilities Stand Strong amid Volatile Broader Markets

    Utility stocks soared as Treasury yields fell on September 24. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF gained 1.2% while the S&P 500 tumbled 0.8% yesterday.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    How Top Utilities Look: Price Targets and Analysts’ Views

    Last week, the top four utility stocks by market cap—NextEra Energy, Duke Energy, Southern Company, and Dominion Energy—touched new 52-week highs on Friday.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Factors That Could Aid or Spoil Southern Company’s Rally

    There’s been a lot of talk about defensive stocks amid broader markets’ volatility. Southern Company stock has rallied almost 40% year-to-date.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Two Top Utilities that Beat Southern Company’s Yield

    Among the top utilities, Southern Company’s 4.2% dividend yield beats the peer average of 3%. However, PPL’s yield is 5.6% and Dominion Energy yields 4.8%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Will Southern Company Stock Continue to Soar?

    Southern Company (SO) stock continued its momentum and gained almost 3% last week. SO stock has rallied more than 35% year-to-date.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mobius and Powell: Why Gold Prices Could Soar

    On September 6, in an interview with CNBC, Mark Mobius advised investors to accumulate gold. According to Mobius, gold prices will have more upside.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Utilities Shine Bright amid Broader Market Weakness

    Utilities stayed strong as broader markets closed sharply down yesterday. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF soared as investors turned to defensives.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Utilities: XLU’s Chart Indicators, Volatility, and More

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) touched a new all-time high on Friday. XLU has gained more than 18% year-to-date.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    BAML Expectations: 2020 Will Be Difficult for Investors

    BAML’s David Hauner said that 2020 will be a very difficult year for investors. The last recession came after two years of yield curve inversion.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    How Southern Company Looks as the Yield Curve Inverts

    Southern Company stock has had a robust run in 2019. Including dividends, it has returned more than 35% YTD, almost double the broad market index S&P 500.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Financials

    Will Cyclical Stocks Rally in September?

    In August, cyclical sectors such as energy, financials, and industrials have fallen the most amid recession fears in the market.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Financials

    Why UBS Is Advising Investors to Stay the Course

    UBS Global’s Mark Haefele recently wrote in a note, “We believe that investors can keep their investment strategies on track for the long term.”

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Utility Stocks’ Upside Looks Capped from Here

    While the S&P 500 has fallen more than 5% from its peak last month, utility stocks have continued to make all-time highs.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utility Stocks Remain Strong amid Trade War Woes

    Utility stocks have grown at 4% annually in the last few years and might continue to grow. But their upside from here on could be limited.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Finding the Top Dividend Stock among Utilities

    The slow-moving utilities sector has outperformed the S&P 500 Index in the last five years. Utilities should grow 4%–6% per year in the foreseeable future.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    PG&E Stock Fell 25% on Higher Risks from Tubbs Fire

    PG&E (PCG) shares are trading more than 25% lower on Monday. A federal judge ruled that the utility must face victims of the Tubbs Fire.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utilities: How Analysts Currently Look at these Defensives

    Geopolitical tensions and falling Treasury yields hint at an upcoming recession and the utilities sector has outperformed broader markets.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Morgan Stanley: The Fed May Be Left with One Option

    Morgan Stanley expects the Fed will gradually move back to the zero interest rate policy it had between 2009 and late 2015.

    By Rabindra Samanta
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    Energy & Utilities

    Southern Company Stock Looks Strong after Q2 Earnings

    Southern Company hit a new all-time high of $58.56 on August 9. So far, Southern Company stock has risen approximately 33% this year.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utilities Are Back in Focus as the Trade War Escalates

    Investors turned to defensive utilities intensified yesterday after President Trump announced 10% tariffs on another $300.0 billion worth of Chinese goods.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Southern Company Beats Q2 Estimates, Keeps Vogtle Schedule

    Top regulated utility Southern Company (SO) reported its second-quarter earnings today. It reported adjusted EPS of $0.80, exceeding expectations.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top Utility Stocks Might Rise, Rate Cut Hopes Grow

    The top utility stocks might continue to rise if the Fed delivers its interest rate cut this week. Utilities are usually seen as bond substitutes.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Southern Company’s Earnings: What to Expect in Q2

    We expect Southern Company’s (SO) second-quarter earnings on July 31. The utility will likely report an EPS of $0.73 for the quarter ending June 30.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Dominion Energy’s Earnings Might Be Lower in Q2

    For the second quarter, Dominion Energy’s (D) earnings are scheduled to be released on July 31. Dominion Energy will likely report an EPS of $0.76.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    NextEra Energy’s Earnings: Solid Growth in Q2

    NextEra Energy’s adjusted earnings have risen 13% year-over-year. The company reported an EPS of $2.35, which beat analysts’ consensus estimates.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Earnings Report

    Mild Weather Mars FirstEnergy’s Q2 Earnings

    Electric utility company FirstEnergy (FE) released its second-quarter earnings results on July 23. It reported adjusted EPS of $0.61.

    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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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southern Company’s Dividend Profile Compared to Its Peers

    Southern Company (SO) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.62 per share on Monday. The dividend is in line with the previous quarterly dividend.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Utilities in Focus on Unstable Bond Yields and Rate Cut Hopes

    Utilities, which are sensitive to interest rates, rose 1.8% while the S&P 500 managed to gain almost 2% in the week that ended on July 5.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Lagarde the Right Choice for ECB Chief?

    In a surprise move, Christine Lagarde was nominated as the president of the European Central Bank on Wednesday. What are the implications?

    By Mike Sonnenberg
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Bond Yields Fall to Record Lows: Is It Time to Go Defensive?

    Bond yields continued to fall to record lows this week amid growing anxiety about a global economic slowdown.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utility Stocks Continue to Outperform as Treasury Yields Slide

    On Wednesday, utility stocks continued to outperform as benchmark Treasury yields remained weak for the second consecutive day.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Energy & Utilities

    Is Joe Biden’s Green New Deal Really Feasible?

    Joe Biden has proposed a climate change framework that aims to zero down on carbon emissions and create millions of new jobs by 2050.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Not All Utility Stocks Look Expensive Right Now

    The unusual rally in utility stocks has pushed them to record valuation multiples this year. On average, they’re currently trading at 19 times their forward earnings!

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    The XLU ETF’s Indicators Last Week versus Top Utility Stocks

    The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) has continued to trade close to its peak recently. It closed at $59.63 at last week, almost 1% and 6% above its 50-day and 200-day simple moving averages.…

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Why Utilities Underperformed the Broader Market Last Week

    The defensives and utilities sector fell more than 2% last week while broader markets fell just 0.3%. Here’s why.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utility Stocks: What to Expect in the Future

    Utility stocks have outperformed broader markets. Over the past 12 months, utilities (XLU) have returned 19% including dividends, while the S&P 500 has returned 9%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    XLU: Why Did Utility Stocks Fall on June 26?

    Utility stocks fell, while the benchmark Treasury yields rose on June 26. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU), the representative of top utility stocks in the country, fell 2.2%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing XLU’s Implied Volatility Trends

    On June 21, the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF’s (XLU) implied volatility was 13%—close to its 15-day average volatility. In comparison, SPY’s implied volatility was also close to 13%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Analyzing the Top Utility Stocks in 2019

    Among the top utility stocks in 2019, Southern Company (SO) leads the pack. The stock has rallied almost 30% in 2019. Southern Company has shown an unusual rally in the last few months.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Top Utility Stocks Trade in the ‘Overbought’ Zone

    Utility stocks continued to rise last week. The Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) hit a new 52-week high and closed at $61.0 last week. Utility stocks have shown a slow but steady rally in 2019.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Utility Stocks Traded Inversely to Treasury Yields

    The FOMC kept the interest rates unchanged on June 19. So far in 2019, the benchmark ten-year Treasury yields have fallen more than 20%. A probable rate cut could make utility stocks relatively more attractive.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    XLU: How Did Utility Stocks Fare Last Week?

    Utilities rose 0.3%, while the S&P 500 rose 1.6% for the week ending June 21. So far in 2019, utility stocks have risen almost 15%, while broader markets have risen more than 17%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Which Utility Stocks Have the Highest Dividend Yields Right Now?

    The utilities sector continues to offer a premium dividend yield along with stable upward price movement. On average, utility stocks are currently yielding 3.2%, while broader markets offer a yield close to ~2%.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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