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WEC Energy: High Quality Stock at Good Entry Point

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 14, 2022

Utilities’ investment plans require regulatory consistency to be successful. And for Conservative Holding WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC), November election results were pretty close to optimal for its $20.1 billion, 5-year CAPEX plan, increased this month from $17.7 billion.

Brookfield Renewable: Growing in a Hot Market When Others Can’t

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 10, 2022

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports wind and solar power combined produced 10.5 percent of global electricity in 2021. They also accounted for a record 75 percent generating capacity entering service. And output will grow another 8 percent this year to nearly 320 GW, according to the International Energy Agency.

Algonquin Power: High, Safe Yield with Locked-In Growth

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 8, 2022
Stocks of acquisition-minded companies typically trade at what I call a “show me” discount: Whatever promises management makes about earnings and dividend growth, operating numbers will have to show it before the share price will rise.

BCE Inc: False Assumptions Create Buying Opportunity

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 8, 2022

Weaker Q2 results from US communications giants apparently led some investors to assume the same for BCE Inc (TSX: BCE, NYSE: BCE). That didn’t happen, as the company posted solid numbers and affirmed 2022 guidance for growth in revenue, EBITDA, earnings per share and free cash flow.

CMS Energy: Proving that Being a Utility is Good Enough

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 11, 2022

It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago CMS Energy (NYSE: CMS) was a pariah in its home state of Michigan. The long-time CEO had exited in disgrace, after spectacularly failing to convert the electric and gas utility into a mini-Enron. And the company was floundering in debt and bad will from regulators and customers.

Verizon: Steady Performer On the Verge of a 5G Explosion

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 10, 2022

The best network will win the most business: That was the underlying premise behind Verizon Communications’ (NYSE: VZ) successful rise to become America’s largest wireless company, as the leader of the previous decade’s 4G revolution.

Centerpoint Energy: Reduced Risk and Substantial Upside

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 9, 2022

Centerpoint Energy (NYSE: CNP) has been a big winner since we entered its convertible preferred stock in mid-2020, following a 48 percent cut in the common dividend. Now with shares trading at a premium valuation of 22 times expected next 12 months earnings, it’s fair to ask how much more upside we can realistically expect.

Comcast Corp: Thriving Company, Unloved Stock

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 11, 2022

In the December 2021 feature article, I noted the S&P Telecoms Index traded at a bear market valuation 9.4 times earnings, excluding a handful of technology names like Alphabet Inc (NSDQ: GOOGL). If anything, investors’ gloomy consensus on the sector has thickened since, with every communications company but one in our coverage universe losing more ground.

Essential Utilities: Top Water Utility To Quench Market Fires

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 14, 2022
No sector comes close to the resiliency of regulated water utilities. And with the stock market and economy facing a combination of war, pestilence and the highest inflation in 40 years, it’s a great time to pick up shares of the best in class: Conservative Holding and Top 10 DRIP Essential Utilities (NYSE: WTRG).

NextEra Energy Partners: The 15% Solution

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 14, 2022

NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE: NEP) joined our Conservative Holdings in May 2016. Since then, its dividend has increased by 122 percent. That includes 15.1 percent over the last 12 months, which pushed the yield on our initial investment to nearly 10 percent.



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