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Investing Topics: Water Utilities

Post-Merger Aqua America: Great Company, High Price

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 18, 2020

I’ve personally owned Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) since it was Philadelphia Suburban. And thanks to the wealth-compounding power of dividend reinvestment, my Aqua shares are worth almost 14 times what I initially put in.

South Jersey Industries To Exit Maryland and More Utility M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 13, 2019

The flow of mergers of entire utility companies has dried up, relative to the heady pace of a few years ago. But management teams are still finding plenty of assets to buy and sell.

Aqua’s Gas Deal: Utility Convergence Picks up Steam

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 25, 2019

Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) is closing in on its proposed acquisition of Pennsylvania-based Peoples Gas, positioning the companies' merger for a late third-quarter close.

Q2 Early Reporters: Key Takeaways So Far

By Roger S. Conrad on Jul. 28, 2018
More than 20 Conrad’s Utility Investor coverage universe companies have reported second quarter earnings, along with updated guidance. My comments along with updated advice, payout ratios and Quality Grades are highlighted in the Utility Report Card.

More Utility M&A

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 15, 2018
Just three days after beating a US Department of Justice lawsuit, Conservative Holding AT&T Inc (NYSE: T) has closed its merger with Time Warner Inc (NYSE: TWX). The combined company will now attempt to do what fellow Portfolio recommendation Comcast Corp (NSDQ: CMCSA) has so successfully with NBC Universal the past four years.

Big Deals – Will They Close?

By Roger S. Conrad on May. 9, 2018
Now that T-Mobile USA (NSDQ: TMUS) has thrown a lifeline to floundering Sprint Corp (NYSE: S), 11 companies in our Conrad’s Utility Investor coverage universe have a takeover offer on table.

Water Mergers Heat Up a Cold Utility Market

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 16, 2018
California-based water utility SJW Group (NYSE: SJW) is on the verge of becoming EverSource’s largest regional rival, launching an all-stock offer for Connecticut Water Service (NSDQ: CTWS).

Picks and Pans for 2018

By Roger S. Conrad on Jan. 8, 2018
We review our top picks from last year and highlight our favorite stocks for 2018.

A New Trend in Utility M&A?

By Roger S. Conrad on Jun. 23, 2017
Does Eversource Energy's recently announced acquisition of Aquarion Water mark the start of a new trend in utility mergers and acquisitions?

International Festival

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 8, 2016
International equities have fared far better this year than in 2014 and 2015, with the seven in our model Portfolios delivering an average total return of 17.2 percent in US dollar terms.

MODEL PORTFOLIOS & RATINGS

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