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Investing Topics: Regulated Utilities

Eyes on the Prize

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 12, 2017
Fewer than one in five stocks in our Utility Report Card trades below our value-based buy targets. Investors should stay disciplined and take their opportunities when they come.

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.

A Good Bet for Value Investors

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 10, 2017
A lack of dividend growth has weighed on this stock's performance, but this utility continues to make progress toward resuming regular payout increases.

Agility Test

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 11, 2016
Volatility defined this year’s action in utility stocks, giving agile investors an opportunity to juice their returns by buying and selling a bit more than usual.

Thanks, Illinois!

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 11, 2016
A transformational deal enabled this power company to resume regular dividend growth. Now, Illinois lawmakers have granted the company zero-emission credits to ensure that its nuclear power plants in the state don't run at a loss.

Hello, Missouri!

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 15, 2016
A transformative acquisition and improving regulatory environment should make our latest addition to the Aggressive Income Portfolio a winner.

A Preview of the Most Important Conference for Utility Investors

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 7, 2016
The Edison Electric Institute's annual financial conference takes place this week. Here's a quick preview of some of the themes we'll dig into at this year's event.

The More Things Change, the More Some Utilities Profit

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 14, 2016
Critics who dismiss utilities as dinosaurs doomed for extinction aren’t paying attention to the forward-looking moves made by Edison International and some of its peers.

What’s Next for Utility Stocks?

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
With utility stocks down more than 10 percent since early July, our approach of high-grading the model Portfolios, taking partial profits on overextended names and betting on a pullback has paid off. We weigh the scenarios that could emerge in coming months and revisit our investment strategy.

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