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Investing Topics: Utility Stocks

Pre-Issue Earnings Edition

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 1, 2018
Nearly four-dozen companies in our coverage universe have reported their calendar first quarter earnings since our last Utility Roundup. See the Utility Report Card for updated comments, payout ratios, Quality Grades, trading advice and other information.

Utility Bidding Wars Heat Up

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 28, 2018
Many investors have been turned off by AES Corp's expansive operations in volatile emerging markets, but now its shares have the wind at their back.

Bargain Hunters, Mount Up!

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 13, 2018
The utility sector and other essential-service stocks have come under pressure from several headwinds this year, resulting in a less-than-stellar performance for our model portfolios. On the plus side, bargains abound for savvy investors.

Keeping Our Bearings with Quality Grades

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 13, 2018
What’s the best way to stay on top of a volatile stock market, where a new threat seems to come out of left field every day? Make sure you own shares of high-quality companies that pay dividends.

Dominant Down Under and Cheap Again

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 13, 2018
This Australian energy giant has reaped the rewards of climbing natural-gas prices while continuing to invest in the future.

Down, But Not Out

By Roger S. Conrad on Apr. 11, 2018
Despite a down first quarter, market history is on the Dow Jones Utility Average's side.

Wrapping Up Q4 Earnings Season

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 12, 2018
Seven companies tracked in our Utility Report Card quarterly earnings last week.  

Trumponomics: Six Observations for Income investors

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2018
Whether you support or oppose President Trump’s economic policies, they’re undeniably bold. Already we’ve seen unprecedented fiscal stimulus for an economic expansion this long-lived, the rollback of years of business regulation and the biggest push for trade protections since Smoot-Hawley.

Business is Booming

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 5, 2018
Our favorite turnaround story in the utility sector posted a blow-out fourth quarter.

A Great Utility at a Great Price

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 5, 2018
The highest-yielding stock in the Dow Jones Utility Average looks like a good buy.

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