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Utility Roundup

Thoughts on Kinder Morgan’s Guidance and Second-Quarter Results

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 21, 2017
Kinder Morgan's management team unveiled a plan for the midstream giant to grow its dividend by 60 percent next year. Despite this big talk, the stock remains a show-me story.

Final Earnings Notes for Q1

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 5, 2017
We take a look at the handful of Portfolio holdings that reported first-quarter results after the May issue hit the web.

A Bond Update And The Fallout From Westinghouse’s Bankruptcy

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 4, 2017
We revisit our basket of fixed-income securities and take profits on one bond that has rallied hard since the presidential election. We also explore the fallout from Westinghouse's bankruptcy.

Strategy And Earnings Update

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 2, 2017
Utility stocks have continued to rally, propelling a record 20 of our Portfolio holdings above our value-based buy targets--a high-quality problem. We also highlight the solid fourth-quarter results posted by a handful of our aggressive picks.

Earnings Season Cometh

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 1, 2017
We analyze fourth-quarter results from some of the biggest companies in our model Portfolios and explain why one of our Aggressive Income Portfolio holdings surged 11 percent after reporting earnings.

Bond Update: Solid Returns in a Challenging Tape

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 2, 2017
Our basket of junk bonds outperformed in a challenging fourth quarter.

High Yielders vs Dividend Growers

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 21, 2016
A dividend cut hits investors with a double-whammy, reducing their current income and catalyzing a sharp selloff in the stock. In contrast, a steadily increasing payout eventually will push a company’s share price higher, particularly when it’s supported by the underlying business.

Deal Talk

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 5, 2016
We sift through the pending acquisitions involving companies in our Utility Report Card and highlight some potential takeover targets.

International Festival

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 8, 2016
International equities have fared far better this year than in 2014 and 2015, with the seven in our model Portfolios delivering an average total return of 17.2 percent in US dollar terms.

Content is King When It Sits on the Right Throne

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 25, 2016
AT&T follows Comcast Corp’s example with a bold move into the content side of the business. Here’s our take on the deal and third-quarter earnings from some of our core Portfolio holdings.

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