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Investing Topics: Mergers & Acquisitions

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.

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.

Sifting through the Quarterly Data Dump

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 11, 2015
Each quarterly earnings season bring a deluge of data and insight. Here are some of our bigger-picture takeaways from the 193 companies in our Utility Report Card that have reported first-quarter results.

Big Trouble in Big Cable Town: Feds Kill Comcast’s Takeover of Time Warner Cable

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 27, 2015
As we warned Conrad's Utility Investor subscribers, Comcast Corp's proposed takeover of Time Warner Cable ultimately fell through. Here's what's next for two of America's most hated companies and their overpriced stocks.

Bigger is Better

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 5, 2015
Now more than ever, scale and a low cost of capital are critical to success in midstream energy. This company has both in spades.

Utility Potpourri

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 5, 2015
Income-seeking investors have a lot on their minds these days. Here’s our take on topics that are of chief concern to our readership and our portfolio strategy.

Stay Vigilant, Focus on Value

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 7, 2015
The market’s attention has turned to the Federal Reserve once again. But savvy investors will focus on industry- and company-specific drivers to identify outperformers. We explore several key trends for essential-services investors.

Kind of a Big Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 7, 2015
The newest addition to our Aggressive Income Portfolio represents a recently announced deal involving this longtime underperformer will create long-term value for shareholders.

Sector Rotation and Deals, Deals, Deals

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 14, 2015
The Dow Jones Utilities Average has pulled back from its January 2015 high, while, at the opposite end of the teeter-totter, energy stocks have caught a bid. We explain our strategy for investing in this late-stage bull market, kick the tires on recent mergers and acquisitions and analyze the results of the Federal Communication Commission’s recent spectrum auction.

Takeover Time in MLP Land

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 30, 2015
A number of trends suggest that the MLP space is poised for consolidation. Here's how to play it.

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