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Utility Roundup

Energen Sells Alagasco, Others Top Low Expectations

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 14, 2014

Energen Corp (NYSE: EGN) will sell its Alabama gas distribution utility to Laclede Gas (NYSE: LG), for $1.28 billion in cash plus $320 million in assumed debt. The company will deploy the estimated $1.1 billion in after tax proceeds to further develop its high potential properties in the Permian Basin.

Stocks To Watch

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 31, 2014

Every portfolio has winners and losers. The key is knowing when to let the best performers run, and cut the worst loose.

Electricity Growth: Look To Industry

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 24, 2014

The resulting 99.1 percent boost in fourth quarter revenue wasn’t enough to answer several nagging questions about SolarCity’s long-run sustainability as an enterprise.

What The Rally Really Means

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 17, 2014

Thanks again to everyone who tuned in to my second on-line chat for Conrad’s Utility Investor subscribers last week. The full transcript of the 4-hour question and answer session is now available on the CUI website by clicking on the “Events” tab from the home page.

A Big Week For Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 3, 2014

Only two Portfolio holdings have yet to turn in earnings this reporting season. Aggressive Holding ENEL SPA (Italy: ENEL, OTC: ENLAY) will unveil its fourth quarter 2013 numbers on March 11. Conservative Holding Piedmont Natural Gas (NYSE: PNY) releases its first quarter fiscal 2014 results on March 7.

More Earnings and Dividend Growth

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 24, 2014

Almost anything can affect stock prices in the near term. Long-term, earnings and dividend growth are what counts.

Utility Update: No Boardwalks Here

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 14, 2014

Nothing stirs up fear and uncertainty like a distribution cut. And in the energy midstream business, the news doesn’t often get as bad as it did with Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (NYSE: BWP) this week.

Solid January

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 4, 2014

As goes January, so goes the year. That old Wall Street adage doesn’t bode well for most of the stock market.

Emerging Market Retreat: 4 Reasons We’re Staying Put

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 27, 2014

Fourth quarter and full-year earnings normally dominate the news this time of year. And rightly so: They’re what ultimately shape shareholder returns.

Utility Update: New Year Review

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 6, 2014

The Conrad’s Utility Investor Portfolios officially launched on July 31, 2013. Since that time, the Dow Jones Utility Average is off -2.3 percent, including dividends paid.

My Aggressive Income Portfolio is up by 9.3 percent, while the Conservative Income Portfolio has returned 3.3 percent.

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