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Investing Topics: Renewable energy

Learnings from Earnings: Upgrades and Downgrades

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 14, 2017
Most of the names in our Utility Report Card have reported third-quarter results, with a quartet of Portfolio holdings earning higher buy targets after surprising to the upside or announcing key company-specific developments.

Three Cuts

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 14, 2017
Three members of the Endangered Dividends List have cut their payouts since the October 2017 issue.

Following a Winning Playbook

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 14, 2017
This under-the-radar utility recently established a new growth platform that should build wealth for shareholders.

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.

EEI Conference Preview: Electricity Markets and the War for Coal

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 17, 2017
The Trump administration has clearly gone all-in on turning the supposed war on coal into a war for coal, but the outcome will depend on electric utilities and power companies. We'll focus on the risks and opportunities associated with government intervention when we attend the Edison Electric Institute's financial conference in November.

Rumble Down Under: The Battle over AGL Energy’s Liddell Power Plant

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 12, 2017
Rising electricity and natural-gas prices in Australia have padded AGL Energy's bottom line and contributed to tensions surrounding the company's long-standing plan to close the Liddell coal-fired power plant in 2022.

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.

A Large-Cap Utility with Multiple Growth Drivers

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 7, 2017
This large-cap utility offers exposure to multiple upside drivers and trades at a reasonable valuation.

The Last Bargain in Yieldco Land

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 9, 2017
Maligned for an ostensibly broken business model earlier this year, the yieldcos covered in our Utility Report Card have rallied hard, rewarding patient investors with impressive gains. After this run-up, only one yieldco still trades below our buy target.

The Future is Electric: Utilities, Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles

By Roger S. Conrad on Aug. 16, 2017
Tough talk from the Trump administration doesn’t change the economic factors driving massive changes in the US energy landscape. Regulated utilities appear particularly well-positioned to profit from the epic transition to renewable energy and electric vehicles. Lock in generous dividend yields, kick back and watch the future unfold.

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