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Utility Roundup

Utility Stocks: ‘Tis The Season

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 15, 2018
The final three months of the year are seasonally strong for utility stocks. Since 1969, the Dow Jones Utility Average (DJUA) has posted positive returns in 39 Octobers and 40 Q4s, including (barely) last year.

Sticking With Southern After Another Vogtle Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 8, 2018
Southern Company (NYSE: SO) has reached a deal with its partners  to keep building two new nuclear reactors at the Vogtle site in Georgia.

Comcast Wins Sky and Other M&A Activity

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 25, 2018
Comcast bests Disney in its bid for European entertainment giant Sky: Here's the latest news on this and other current M&A deals.

Dominion Energy Makes Its Move

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 22, 2018
Dominion Energy's (NYSE: D) offer could do a lot to resolve uncertainty surrounding Dominion Midstream Partners LP's (NYSE: DM) future.

Clearway Guides Higher, Bracing for Hurricane Florence

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 18, 2018
The Carolinas and Virginia are dealing with the aftermath of of Hurricane Florence. The storm’s high winds and flooding are certain to test the resiliency of regional essential service networks.

Q2 Results All In: Here’s News to Use

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 14, 2018
All Conrad’s Utility Investor Portfolio companies have now reported calendar second quarter results and updated their guidance, and all but TerraForm Power (NSDQ: TERP) are highlighted in the August issue Utility Report Card.  

Q2 Early Reporters: Key Takeaways So Far

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 28, 2018
More than 20 Conrad’s Utility Investor coverage universe companies have reported second quarter earnings, along with updated guidance. My comments along with updated advice, payout ratios and Quality Grades are highlighted in the Utility Report Card.

More Utility M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 15, 2018
Just three days after beating a US Department of Justice lawsuit, Conservative Holding AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) has closed its merger with Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX). The combined company will now attempt to do what fellow Portfolio recommendation Comcast Corp (NSDQ: CMCSA) has so successfully with NBC Universal the past four years.

Yieldcos’ Reboot Hits a New Gear

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 2, 2018
The seven yieldcos we track in the Utility Report Card are up roughly 5 percent since the February 9 Income Insights. That’s when I highlighted the sector’s bullish reboot, thanks to a mass turnover of sponsors.

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