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Investing Topics: Regulated Utilities

Stick with the Plan

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 11, 2016
The investment strategy we’ve pursued over the past several months has paid off thus far. And after the recent pullback in utility stocks, two of our longtime favorites once again trade below our value-based buy targets.

Utilities Sell Equity at the Right Time and for the Right Reasons

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 26, 2016
The recent spate of equity issuance is yet another sign of frothy valuations in the utility sector, but these moves set the stage for future growth. Investors should bide their time and wait for a pullback to buy our favorite utility stocks.

Deals, Deals, Deals (and Earnings)

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 25, 2016
We share our take on the latest deal flow involving companies in our Utility Report Card, the first earnings of the season and hedging against potential downside in utility stocks.

Oncor on the Auction Block and Other M&A Tidbits

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 6, 2016
We review the recent mergers and acquisitions news in our coverage universe, including a flurry of deal closures and the sale of the former TXU Corp, now called Oncor.

Post-Earnings Strategy Session

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 8, 2016
We review our investment strategy in light of our macro outlook and key takeaways from first-quarter earnings.

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.

The Case for Utility Stocks

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 22, 2016
Utility stocks offer exposure to underappreciated growth drivers.

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.

Yield with a Growth Kicker

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2016
Investors usually buy utility stocks for their resilient underlying businesses and generous dividend yields—qualities that become even more appealing during times of economic uncertainty and market volatility. But some of our favorite, best-in-class names offer exposure to compelling growth stories that could drive significant outperformance in coming years.

The Sun is Setting on SolarCity Corp, But Renewable Energy is for Real

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 22, 2016
SolarCity Corp continues to lose more money with each incremental sale. Meanwhile, electric utilities can leverage their low cost of capital, existing customer relationships and ability to recover capital expenditures in rate base to spur adoption of renewable energy.

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