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Investing Topics: Electric Utilities

Second-Quarter Earnings Thus Far

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 6, 2015
Second-quarter earnings season is in full swing. Here's how our Portfolio holdings have fared.

Utility Stocks: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Headed

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 4, 2015
In April 2013, I left my job of 25 years as founding editor of Utility Forecaster to form my own publishing company and write the investment newsletter of my dreams: Conrad’s Utility Investor. The publication’s second birthday is as good a time as any to review where utility stocks have been and my outlook for where they’re headed.

TECO Energy Puts Itself Up for Sale: More Deals Coming?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 27, 2015
Reports circulated earlier this month that Florida-based TECO Energy had put itself up for sale, prompting the utility to confirm that the firm had engaged Morgan Stanley to “explore strategic alternatives.” This news triggered a record single-day gain in TECO Energy’s shares and provides yet another sign of accelerating mergers and acquisitions activity.

Dishing the Dirt on the Utility Sector’s Spin Cycle

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 14, 2015
Utilities have announced a number of spin-offs over the past 12 months. Some are worth your while; some are not.

Key Themes for the Second Half of 2015

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 12, 2015
The utility sector is a mixed bag right now: Some stocks remain at elevated valuations and look ripe for profit-taking; others look like good buys for opportunistic investors.

Strategy Review

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 12, 2015
Heading into earnings season, we expect most of our Portfolio holdings to post solid second-quarter results. Nevertheless, the macro backdrop suggests that investors should take some profits off the table in their big winners and take advantage of any pullbacks to buy high-quality names.

Resolving Challenges, Investing in Growth

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 10, 2015
This utility recently doubled its rate of quarterly dividend growth, but the stock is still down 10 percent on the year. Smart investors should take advantage of this opportunity.

Two to Buy

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 30, 2015
The recent pullback in dividend-paying stocks means that two of our favorites at attractive valuations. Both could experience more downside in the near term because of concerns about rising interest rates, but remain solid holdings for the long haul.

Balancing Act

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 7, 2015
Our Portfolio holdings continue to perform well as businesses—the key to long-run dividend growth and capital gains. Concerns about an uptick in interest rates create buying opportunities, but savvy investors should also play some defense.

Grappling with Externalities

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 7, 2015
Now that first-quarter earnings season has wrapped up, concern about rising interest rates has taken over as the primary near-term driver for dividend-paying stocks. Here’s how you can take advantage.

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