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Utilities’ Election Returns: Status Quo Plus

By Roger S. Conrad on Nov. 9, 2020

Economics not politics are what ultimately drive investor returns. And as this month’s Utility Report Card comments show, Q3 results and guidance are quite strong for the vast majority of the nearly 200 essential services companies we track.

The utilities sector also continues to get a lift from M&A. Since the October feature article went to post, two all-cash deals have been announced. One of them involves Conservative focus stock Avangrid Inc (NYSE: AGR). The other is the nearly 60 percent premium offer for one of last month’s picks Alaska Communications (NSDQ: ALSK).

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