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Investing Topics: Dividend Reinvestment Plans

Strong Earnings Promise Outsized Returns

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 2, 2014

Rising dividends are the essential fuel for higher stock prices. And nothing is more critical for payout growth than healthy, expanding businesses.

Telecom’s Big 2 “Phone In”

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 28, 2014

Few companies attract as much attention when they report quarterly earnings as Telecom’s Big Two: AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) and arch rival Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ). And the past week has been no exception.

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.

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.

Focus on Objectives

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 7, 2014

Conrad's Utility Investor has three actively managed portfolios--Aggressive Income, Conservative Income and Top 10 Drips--each of which is tailored to a specific investment style and risk tolerance. We review each model portfolio's objective, book a 60 percent gain on one of our winners and shift one of our Conservative Income Portfolio holdings to the Aggressive Income Portfolio.

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.

Follow The Money To Dividend Growth

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 7, 2014

With large financial institutions and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) dominating daily trading, markets are as volatile as ever.

Fortunately, the key to success in utilities and essential services is the same as it’s been for more than a century: Spotting where investment will earn a fair return, and following the money to a rising stream of dividends.

Portfolio: Sticking To Sound Principles

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 10, 2014

Seek stocks of healthy and growing companies whose prospects exceed investor expectations. Then build a diversified and balanced mix you can hold long-term, to enjoy the rising cash flow and share price appreciation that growing dividends provide over time.

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ABOUT ROGER CONRAD

Roger S. Conrad needs no introduction to individual and professional investors, many of whom have profited from his decades of experience uncovering the best dividend-paying stocks for accumulating sustainable wealth. Roger b