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Atlantica Yield: Delivering on Dividends and Growth

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 11, 2018
The essential element of every successful yieldco is a deep-pocketed and motivated sponsor. Atlantica Yield (NYSE: AY) definitely has one in Algonquin Power & Utilities (TSX: AQN, NYSE: AQN), the financially strong North American utility that’s also a seasoned contract power project developer.

Another Chance to Buy MDU Resources

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 9, 2018
Earlier this year, Aggressive Holding MDU Resources (NYSE: MDU) briefly slipped under our buy target: An overblown response to concern about company guidance, coupled with a general selloff in utilities and energy stocks. Unwarranted concerns about interest rates are a likely catalyst for the stock’s slide since early September.

New Holding with a Fresh Start

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 9, 2018
Behind every successful yieldco is a deep-pocketed and motivated sponsor. Now NRG Yield (NYSE: NYLD) has one in privately held Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP). On August 31, GIP closed its acquisition of NRG Energy’s (NYSE: NRG) ownership interest in the yieldco, changing its name to Clearway Energy Inc. Beginning September 17, 2018, the NYSE symbol for the shares will automatically switch to CWEN. NYLD “A” shares will trade as CWEN.A.

Return to Dividend Growth on Track

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 11, 2018
Back in February, Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure (NYSE: HASI) announced it wouldn’t raise its dividend this year. We didn’t like the freeze but agreed with management’s desire to instead build coverage and fund growth, while absorbing the expense of converting then-hefty variable rate debt to fixed rates.

Telefonica: Deep Value Returning to Growth

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 3, 2018
Shares of Aggressive Holding Telefonica SA (Spain: TEF, NYSE: TEF) have been hit this year by a weakened Euro/US dollar exchange rate and concern about the health of emerging markets. The company garners roughly half its revenue from South America, including Brazil.

De-Risked Kinder Morgan Is Ripe for Purchase

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 11, 2018
Successful big pipeline projects move the profit meter in the energy midstream business. But when they go wrong, they can quickly diminish a developer’s growth and financial health. That was the growing risk to Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE: KMI) before it sold its Trans Mountain pipeline and expansion project to the Canadian government. Now management has CAD6.4 billion in saved capital expenditures as well as CAD4.5 billion in sales proceeds to invest in a wide range of potential projects. And that’s in addition to $12.7 billion of backlog already in development, targeted to produce $1.7 billion of additional EBITDA by 2021.

A Rare 9 Percent Yield With Safety Credentials

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 6, 2018
For the first year since 2005, propane distributor Amerigas Partners (NYSE: APU) didn’t raise its quarterly distribution. Rather than a sign of weakness, however, management’s decision secures the already generous 9 percent plus yield and may have set the stage for shares to break out of an 8-years plus trading range.

Dominant Down Under and Cheap Again

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 13, 2018
This Australian energy giant has reaped the rewards of climbing natural-gas prices while continuing to invest in the future.

Business is Booming

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 5, 2018
Our favorite turnaround story in the utility sector posted a blow-out fourth quarter.

The Big Selloff

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 4, 2018
We make a calculated bet on a utility stock that has sold off hard over the past few months.

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