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Utility Roundup

Utility Stocks and Tax Reform

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 3, 2018
Regulated gas, electric and water utilities won’t benefit directly from the Tax Cut and Jobs Act’s signature change: a reduction in the top corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent. But tax reform still creates a number of opportnities for regulated utilities, especially the strongest operators.

Earning Their Upgrades

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 17, 2017
Two of our Portfolio holdings announced third-quarter results after the November issue of Conrad's Utility Investor hit the web.

Thoughts on Third-Quarter Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 28, 2017
Third-quarter earnings season is in full swing, bringing some upside and downside surprises for our Model Portfolio holdings.

Rumble Down Under: The Battle over AGL Energy’s Liddell Power Plant

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 12, 2017
Rising electricity and natural-gas prices in Australia have padded AGL Energy's bottom line and contributed to tensions surrounding the company's long-standing plan to close the Liddell coal-fired power plant in 2022.

Utilities and Hurricanes: Responding to Harvey and Irma

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 25, 2017
How utilities respond to storm-related outages can have important implications for regulatory relations.

Two Reasons to Stick with Southern Company

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 1, 2017
We explore the reasons behind Southern Company's recent underperformance and explain why investors should stick with the stock.

A Primer on the Internet of Things and the Telecom Sector

By Nate Conrad on Aug. 15, 2017
What is the internet of things, and why is this growth theme important to the telecom sector? Find out here.

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.

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