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Investing Topics: Yieldcos

Focus on Strategy

By Roger S. Conrad on Mar. 10, 2016
Utilities take the crown as the S&P 500’s top-performing sector this year, with the group generating a total return of 10.5 percent. Much of this strength reflects the appeal of utilities’ resilient cash flow and generous dividends, qualities that make the sector a good place for investors to hide out in uncertain times. But every stock takes a hit in a bear market; savvy investors should bide their time and wait for valuations to improve.

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.

In the Land of Infrastructure, Capital is King

By Roger S. Conrad on Feb. 7, 2016
With the US and global economies softening and credit markets tightening, a company’s relative cost of capital can determine whether it’s a winner or a loser.

Dream a Little Dream

By Roger S. Conrad on Oct. 6, 2015
The risk of the S&P 500 suffering a significant correction at some point in the first half of 2016 remains elevated. Here's an update on dream buy prices for our favorite stocks.

Yieldcos Offer Big Yields after Meltdown

By Roger S. Conrad on Sep. 18, 2015
Investor sentiment toward yieldcos has soured considerably since midyear. Here's why.

Discounted Renewable Energy

By Roger S. Conrad on Dec. 7, 2014
Bargains have started to appear in the formerly red-hot yieldco universe, thanks to the mistaken assumption that these names face the same headwinds as First Solar (NSDQ: FSLR) and other component manufacturers.

Utilities Enter the Spin Cycle

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 13, 2014
Expect more utilities to monetize assets and recycle capital by spinning off yieldcos and master limited partnerships.

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