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Investing Topics: Regulated Utilities

Thoughts on Third-Quarter Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 28, 2017
Third-quarter earnings season is in full swing, bringing some upside and downside surprises for our Model Portfolio holdings.

Politics vs Economics: Wholesale Changes?

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 8, 2017
The Trump administration has pushed several policies that could shake up domestic electricity markets. Of these initiatives, the Dept of Energy’s proposed subsidies for merchant coal-fired power plants and nuclear reactors would radically change the existing market dynamics. We evaluate the investment risks and opportunities created by these shifts.

Sempra Energy’s Takeover Offer for Oncor Electric Delivery: Fourth Time’s a Charm?

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 25, 2017
Sempra Energy's takeover offer for Energy Future Holdings--the fourth bid that brought before the Public Utility Commission of Texas--has a good chance of securing approval, though some adjustments may be necessary.

Final Earnings Notes for Q1

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 5, 2017
We take a look at the handful of Portfolio holdings that reported first-quarter results after the May issue hit the web.

Key Takeaways from First-Quarter Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 14, 2017
Earnings season provides a deluge of information about specific companies as well as early insight into industry-level trends.

A New Deal

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 14, 2017
A new deal with regulators and ample investment opportunities to meet de-carbonization goals make this international utility a winner.

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.

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