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Investing Topics: Mergers & Acquisitions

Stamp of Approval

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 11, 2016
A transformative acquisition lands this former Aggressive Income Portfolio holding in the Conservative Income Portfolio.

Deals, Deals, Deals

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 14, 2016
We examine the latest mergers and acquisitions, including a rumored deal that makes a world of sense for both parties and a takeover that may or may not make it to the finish line.

Kind of a Big Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 11, 2016
After closing a big deal, this Northeast utility has the financial wherewithal and opportunity set to drive annual dividend growth of 10 percent in coming years.

Pockets of Opportunity and Cause for Caution

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 12, 2015
We highlight some of the most profitable themes for income-seeking investors in essential-service stocks while sounding a note of caution on the near term.

09/29/15: Digesting Yesterday’s Big Midstream Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 29, 2015
Energy Transfer Equity LP finally prevailed in its pursuit of Williams Companies. Here's our take.

Three Ways to Play the Utility Takeover Boom

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 14, 2015
We highlight three strategies to profit from the recent resurgence in merger and acquisition activity in the utility and telecom sectors.

08/25/15: Merger Madness

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 25, 2015
DC regulators dealt a setback to Exelon Corp's pending acquisition of Pepco Holdings, while Southern Company announced an agreement to acquire AGL Resources. Here's our take.

What’s Working Now

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 10, 2015
The bear market in energy stocks continues. But there are still plenty of ways to lock in above-average yields and build long-term wealth with our favorite essential-services stocks.

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.

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.

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