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Investing Topics: Electric Utilities

Q2 Early Reporters: Key Takeaways So Far

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 28, 2018
More than 20 Conrad’s Utility Investor coverage universe companies have reported second quarter earnings, along with updated guidance. My comments along with updated advice, payout ratios and Quality Grades are highlighted in the Utility Report Card.

Tesla’s Buckling, But Clean Tech Isn’t

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 29, 2018
Unfortunately for CEO Elon Musk and his many followers, there’s plenty of room for more downside for Tesla Inc (NSDQ: TSLA).

California Cuttin’ On Such a Winter’s Day

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 8, 2018
PG&E Corp (NYSE: PCG) suspended its dividend indefinitely because of uncertainty about the cause of the devastating wildfires that ravaged California last year—and the utility’s potential liability.

Picks and Pans for 2018

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 8, 2018
We review our top picks from last year and highlight our favorite stocks for 2018.

A Dip, But No Dive

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 9, 2017
Does the Dow Jones Utility Average’s recent pullback mark the start of a reversion to the mean?

The Future is Electric

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 9, 2017
Tough talk from the Trump administration doesn’t change the economic factors driving massive changes in the US energy landscape. Regulated utilities appear particularly well-positioned to profit from this epic transition.

A New Trend in Utility M&A?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 23, 2017
Does Eversource Energy's recently announced acquisition of Aquarion Water mark the start of a new trend in utility mergers and acquisitions?

Green Bonds And Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 24, 2017
The growing popularity of green bonds creates opportunities for savvy investors and can help utilities to reduce their cost of capital.

Merger Mania

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Access to inexpensive capital and the pursuit of scale continue to drive consolidation in the utility and telecommunication services sectors. These trends create opportunities for savvy investors.

Lessons from 2016 and Outlook for 2017

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 10, 2017
Two of our three model Portfolios outperformed the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Utility Average handily last year, while our aggressive picks lagged. We review what went right and what went wrong, with an eye toward refining our process.

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