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Utility Stocks: ‘Tis The Season

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 15, 2018
The final three months of the year are seasonally strong for utility stocks. Since 1969, the Dow Jones Utility Average (DJUA) has posted positive returns in 39 Octobers and 40 Q4s, including (barely) last year.

Comcast Wins Sky and Other M&A Activity

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 25, 2018
Comcast bests Disney in its bid for European entertainment giant Sky: Here's the latest news on this and other current M&A deals.

Dominion Energy Makes Its Move

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 22, 2018
Dominion Energy's (NYSE: D) offer could do a lot to resolve uncertainty surrounding Dominion Midstream Partners LP's (NYSE: DM) future.

It’s Not Time to Dump Duke

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 22, 2018
Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) is facing challenges in the wake of Hurricane Florence, but its overall performance is hard to fault.

Storms, Accidents and Utility Stock Risk

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 17, 2018
Hurricane Florence continues to wreak havoc in the Carolinas. And there’s reason to believe the worst may be yet to come for some areas, and for a few essential services companies.

Why Buy an Aging Bull?

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 15, 2018
With this bull market so long in the tooth and with so many potential ways for it to end, does it really make any sense to be thinking about buying stocks now? Here's why it pays to stick around.

Propane Distributors: Unloved Big Yields and Ripe for M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 5, 2018
Canada’s Superior Plus Corp (TSX: SPB, OTC: SUUIF) generated few headlines last month, when it paid $900 million for NGL Energy Partners’ (NYSE: NGL) propane distribution business. However, this merger is highly remarkable for three major reasons.

Income Stocks and the Great Growth Surprise

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 29, 2018
The big question facing investment markets in second half 2018: Will the US economy keeping growing at a 4 percent plus rate?

Behind Utilities’ Retreat: It’s Technical

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 9, 2018
If worries about rising interest rates are hitting utility stocks so hard, why are shares of real estate investment trusts (REITs) surging?

Yieldcos’ Reboot Hits a New Gear

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 2, 2018
The seven yieldcos we track in the Utility Report Card are up roughly 5 percent since the February 9 Income Insights. That’s when I highlighted the sector’s bullish reboot, thanks to a mass turnover of sponsors.

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