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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.

Pembina Pipeline: Secure Income with Multiple Upside Drivers

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 14, 2022
Oil last closed over $100 a barrel on July 30, 2014. Since then, the S&P Energy Index has dropped by one-third, the Alerian MLP Midstream Index by 60 percent and the commodity-sensitive Canadian currency by 15 percent against the US dollar.

Entergy Corp: Safe Growth at a Low Price

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 13, 2021
In a wobbly stock market, nothing beats a high, secure and growing dividend, backed by a strong business. And that’s what Conservative Holding Entergy Corp (NYSE: ETR) offers now.

Chevron Corp: Built to Last and Still Paying Out Big

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 8, 2021
Overcoming all manner of headwinds by sticking together, playing smart and ignoring those who counted them out: That formula carried baseball’s Atlanta Braves to a World Championship in 2021. And it’s what’s behind Chevron Corp’s (NYSE: CVX) comeback this year as well.

Exelon Corp: Dividing to Conquer

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2021
It took an 11th hour legislative showdown and threats by the company to shut a pair of nuclear plants. But Illinois has now passed the omnibus energy legislation Exelon Corp (NYSE: EXC) sought for years. And the company has never been better positioned to take advantage.

Dominion Energy: Ready to Ride the Wind

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 6, 2021

Last July, Dominion Energy (NYSE: D) announced a dramatic and somewhat painful move for shareholders: Selling oil and gas midstream assets to a unit of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK/B) for $9.7 billion including assumed debt, and cutting dividends -33 percent to reflect the resulting reduced cash flow.



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