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  1. The LNG Opportunity Keeps Getting Better

    April 18, 2014
    As we continue to unearth a record amount of shale gas, exporting that bounty is quickly taking shape- especially to energy ...
  2. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 13, 2014
    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  3. Are Utilities A Value Play Right Now?

    February 3, 2014
    Shaken by the Fed’s taper announcements, the boring word of utility stocks seem to have been turned upside down. However, ...
  4. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - October 2013 - Industry Outlook

    October 17, 2013
    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - October 2013 - Industry Outlook
  5. Stocks Market News for July 5, 2013 - Market News

    July 5, 2013
    Benchmarks eked out gains during Wednesday’s trading session following mixed domestic economic reports
  6. Stock Market News for June 20, 2013 - Market News

    June 20, 2013
    Benchmarks were battered on Wednesday after Bernanke said the Central Bank might cut back on the $85 billion bond purchase ...
  7. Playing The Big Winners In U.S. LNG

    May 24, 2013
    For U.S. producers of natural gas, exporting that bounty is seen a necessary way to profit from higher demand overseas as ...
  8. NV Energy Raises Dividend - Analyst Blog

    February 8, 2013
    The board of directors of NV Energy Inc. (NVE) has approved to increase the quarterly dividend of the company by 11.8% to ...
  9. Northeast Utilities Hikes Dividend - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    The Board of Directors of Northeast Utilities (NU) has approved an increase in its quarterly dividend by 7.1% to 36.75 cents ...
  10. CMS Energy Hikes Dividend - Analyst Blog

    January 28, 2013
    CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) has increased its dividend by 6.25%, bringing the annualized dividend to $1.02 per share from ...
  11. ALLETE Hikes Dividend Payout - Analyst Blog

    January 24, 2013
    Diversified utility ALLETE Inc. (ALE) announced that its board of directors has approved an increase in the quarterly dividend ...
  12. Duke Energy Completes Wind Project - Analyst Blog

    January 15, 2013
    Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) announced the completion of its largest-ever windpower construction projects - Los Vientos ...
  13. Duke Energy to Redeem Securities - Analyst Blog

    January 3, 2013
    Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) announced that on February 1, it will redeem the entire issue of FPC Capital I 7.10% Cumulative ...
  14. Dominion's Fuel Cell Pact with FCEL - Analyst Blog

    December 17, 2012
    Virginia utility, Dominion Resources Inc.'s D) business wing Dominion Bridgeport Fuel Cell LLC entered into an agreement ...
  15. Stock Market News for December 7, 2012 - Market News

    December 7, 2012
    A volatile trading session ended with markets eking out small gains propelled by a jump in Apple's shares and positive initial ...
  16. So Much for Safety: Utility ETFs in Bear Territory - ETF News ...

    November 27, 2012
    Although investors now have a firmer grip on the political picture, and with China and Europe seemingly staving off a crisis ...
  17. Stock Market News for November 27, 2012 - Market News

    November 27, 2012
    Benchmarks ended lower on Monday after two consecutive days of gains as investors remained apprehensive about the fiscal ...
  18. Dominion and More Big Movers in Utilities on November 13, 2012

    November 13, 2012
    It's been a good morning for the market. The Nasdaq has risen 0.2%; the S&P 500 has increased 0.6%; and the Dow is trading ...
  19. Duke Energy Buys Wind Service Biz - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) announced that it has acquired energy company Outland Energy Services. The terms of the deal ...
  20. Earnings Preview: Duke Energy - Analyst Blog

    November 7, 2012
    Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) is expected to release its third quarter 2012 results before the opening bell on November 8, ...
  21. TransCanada Corporation and Other Utilities Stocks Making Big ...

    October 25, 2012
    It's been a quiet morning for the market. The Nasdaq is unchanged; the S&P 500 remains relatively unchanged; and the Dow ...
  22. Utility Stock Outlook - October 2012 - Industry Outlook

    October 23, 2012
    As would be expected, the growth of the utility industry is tied to overall economic conditions. As per the U.S. Energy Information ...
  23. Stock Market News for September 27, 2012 - Market News

    September 27, 2012
    European debt concerns and disappointing housing data dragged the benchmarks into the red for the third straight day. Moreover, ...
  24. TransCanada Corporation and Other Big Movers In Utilities on ...

    September 6, 2012
    The market is having a good day so far: the Nasdaq has risen 1.9%; the S&P 500 has moved up 1.8%; and the Dow has moved up ...
  25. Utilities Stocks, Including Dominion, Making Big Moves on August ...

    August 29, 2012
    The Nasdaq is down 0.2%, the S&P 500 has moved little and the Dow has been relatively flat so far today. The utilities sector ...
  26. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    July 3, 2012
    Utilities have become an integral part of our day to day life. The importance of electricity, clean water and natural gas ...
  27. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - July 2012 - Industry Outlook

    July 3, 2012
    Utilities have become an integral part of our day to day life. The importance of electricity, clean water and natural gas ...
  28. Follow the Blue Chip Dividend Hikes

    February 8, 2012
    A number of premier companies in various industries have announced dividend increases recently, which is a good indicator ...
  29. 5 Ways To Play A Domestic Energy Boom

    August 26, 2011
    Investors that want to play the increase in domestic oil and gas development might want to look at the companies that service ...
  30. It's All About Transmission

    June 6, 2011
    Find out why investors who are interested in green energy must first become transmission investors.
  31. The Biggest Nuclear Operators In The United States

    March 28, 2011
    These are the companies with the most to lose if the U.S. turns off nuclear power.
  32. Southern Company On Track With New Generation

    March 23, 2011
    Southern Company outlined its operations during a recent analyst meeting held for the investment community.
  33. 5 Important Earnings Announcements For January 28

    January 27, 2011
    Earnings reports are significant events for every stock. Here are 5 earnings announcement for January 28 that you should ...
  34. Revisting Your ABC's

    November 16, 2010
    In May 2008 I took a look at 10 stocks with trading symbols that had only one letter in them. Their performance over a three-year ...
  35. Coal Burns Bright Despite Pressures

    October 28, 2010
    Despite natural gas's recent rise and the popularity of alternative energy investments, coal will remain a part of our future.
  36. Utilities Rising

    September 28, 2010
    In a sector whose moves are akin to watching paint dry, comes three companies sporting impressive growth.
  37. Sara Lee Analyst Day Review

    September 21, 2010
    Sara Lee held its annual analyst meeting in September and outlined its strategy in fiscal 2011 to deal with the sluggish ...
  38. The Story On Natural Gas Liquids

    September 1, 2010
    The production of natural gas liquids is increasing rapidly as exploration and production companies shift capital away from ...
  39. Is The Utility Drought Finally Over?

    August 2, 2010
    The utilities sector's catalysts are materializing, and the long drought for utility stocks may finally be over. It deserves ...
  40. Four Summer Survivors For Your Portfolio

    June 9, 2010
    This summer is looking like it will be a long and fruitless one for the stock market. Here are four picks that might actually ...
  41. Mergers A Sign Of Change In Energy Sector

    April 16, 2010
    Power companies are hedging against the risks of a carbon tax through mergers and acquisitions.
  42. March's Mid Cap Losers

    April 6, 2010
    The bears took a swipe at energy stocks leveraged to natural gas in March.
  43. National Grid: A Low Profile International Utility

    January 13, 2010
    National Grid is a large but low profile international utility that touches the lives of millions of American and British ...
  44. Shale, Shale, Everywhere

    August 24, 2009
    The media tends to focus on the Barnett, Fayetteville, Haynesville, Marcellus and Bakken Shales. However, there are many ...
  45. Revisiting Your ABCs

    May 27, 2009
    These ten stocks - chosen by ticker name alone - are compared, one year after an initial assessment.
  46. Distinguishing Wants From Needs

    February 27, 2009
    Identifying portfolio prospects from individual spending habits.
  47. Embrace Low Expense Utilities

    December 4, 2008
    The tug-of-war over Constellation Energy signals a bright future for electricity producers. Low-cost utility ETFs provide ...
  48. Power Up With Brazilian Energy

    October 21, 2008
    This Latin American energy play offers dividends and resilience.
  49. Duke Energy Goes Solar

    June 26, 2008
    Duke has added renewable energy to its power generation portfolio. The company wants to reduce carbon emissions 50% by 2 ...
  50. Invest In Your ABCs

    May 30, 2008
    Can investing in a portolio of 10 stocks whose symbols use only one letter actually outperform the S&P 500? You bet, and ...
  51. Exelon: Nuclear Exposure Without Side Effects (EXC)

    November 21, 2007
    For conservative investors, conglomerates like Exelon offer a safe way to get in on the alternative energy trend.
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