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Merger Mania

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Access to inexpensive capital and the pursuit of scale continue to drive consolidation in the utility and telecommunication services sectors. These trends create opportunities for savvy investors.

An Eye on Washington and Two Eyes on Fourth-Quarter Earnings

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 12, 2017
Although interest rates and federal policies can affect the stock market and create challenges and opportunities, how companies have positioned themselves and how management teams react to changes ultimately shape investors’ returns.

Election 2016: Plenty of Good News for Utilities

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 15, 2016
While the market sorts out the implications of the 2016 federal election, the recent selloff in utility stocks and results at the state level create opportunities for savvy investors.

Election 2016: What’s at Stake for Utility Stocks?

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 24, 2016
The upcoming gubernatorial elections could have important implications for utilities in these states.

Focus on Policy, Not Politics

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 10, 2016
Despite all the focus on the US presidential election, gubernatorial races and ballot initiatives at the state level will exert more of an influence on utility stocks. We review the key races and ballot measures as well as their potential implications for utilities in these states.

Utility Stocks and Politics

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 20, 2016
The upcoming election season is heating up, but overheated valuations are a bigger concern for investors in utility stocks.

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.

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.

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.

Utility Stocks and the Burden of High Valuations

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 17, 2015
With the Dow Jones Utilities Average trading at an elevated valuation, investors shouldn't be afraid to take some profits off the table in their big winners.

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