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Investing Topics: Regulated Utilities

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.

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.

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