DUK : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Can Coal Endure Competition, Anti-Carbon Lobby? - Industry Outlook

    November 16, 2014
    Can Coal Endure Competition, Anti-Carbon Lobby? - Industry Outlook
  2. Should You Add Utilities to Your Portfolio Now? - Industry Outlook

    October 9, 2014
    Should You Add Utilities to Your Portfolio Now? - Industry Outlook
  3. Alt-Energy Up on Emerging Markets - Industry Outlook

    September 22, 2014
    Alt-Energy Up on Emerging Markets - Industry Outlook
  4. 3 Ways To Profit From The Best-Performing Sector Of The Year

    September 22, 2014
    Despite ongoing worry about the risk of a big correction, the market is having quite a good year. The S&P 500 is up about ...
  5. 3 Nuclear Energy Projects That Could Begin Soon

    September 12, 2014
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved a generic environmental impact statement a few weeks ago. The statement is in ...
  6. Utility Stocks - The Shift Is On - Industry Outlook

    June 5, 2014
    Utility Stocks - The Shift Is On - Industry Outlook
  7. Alt-Energy Shines on Emerging Market Demand - Industry Outlook

    May 26, 2014
    Alt-Energy Shines on Emerging Market Demand - Industry Outlook
  8. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 13, 2014
    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  9. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

    February 4, 2014
    Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  10. Shaken by the Fed’s taper announcements, the boring word of utility stocks seem to have been turned upside down.

    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, ...
  11. Can E.On Maintain Its Fat Dividend Through A Difficult Restructuring? ...

    August 23, 2013
    Economics and politics are forcing a difficult transformation at E.On.
  12. Earnings Expectations For The Week Of August 5

    August 4, 2013
    The earnings season is beginning to wind down, and much of the focus this week will turn to central bank meetings and economic ...
  13. Fight This Summer's Volatility With Infrastructure

    June 19, 2013
    With the markets returning to their up and down patterns, investors are getting nervous. Luckily, infrastructure assets can ...
  14. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 18, 2013
    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  15. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 7, 2013
    Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  16. Finding Bond-Like Income With Utilities

    May 1, 2013
    The traditional utility sector has become a happy hunting ground for income seekers.
  17. Southern Co. Seeks to Shut 15 Units - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Executives of Georgia Power Co. - the largest subsidiary of electric utility firm Southern Company (SO) - will request Georgia ...
  18. Exelon's Discount May Offer An Opportunity

    September 19, 2012
    Exelon is struggling with low natural gas and lower electricity prices.
  19. Duke Energy Second Quarter Earnings

    August 2, 2012
    Duke Energy (NYSE:DUK) announced its results for the most recent quarter on August 2, 2012. Duke Energy offers electric power ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. Piedmont's Total Return Prospects Look Middling

    June 14, 2012
    Piedmont has an attractive business, but price discipline is key.
  22. EnerNOC Still A When AND If Story

    April 11, 2012
    EnerNOC still has to prove that it has a viable model. At today's prices, this looks like a binary stock.
  23. A Big Bet On "Spicy" Utilities

    March 19, 2012
    For investors, betting on growth-oriented utility firms could alleviate the anticipated underperformance of the sector.
  24. Bet Big On Public Works Project

    February 29, 2012
    As a variety of nations grapple with ballooning budgets and slowing tax receipts, public-to-private infrastructure transactions ...
  25. 2011's Biggest Mergers and Acquisitions

    December 30, 2011
    M&A activity rebounded in a big way in 2011. Here's a look back at the biggest mergers and acquisitions during the year. ...
  26. 3 Undervalued Stocks Ready to Run

    August 13, 2011
    Panic selling notoriously produces great value opportunities, and these three stocks appear deeply undervalued when using ...
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. Wind Power Catches A Gust

    January 12, 2011
    Investors with long enough timelines might want to use the sector's recent weakness to establish positions.
  30. Natural Gas Overtakes Coal

    September 17, 2010
    More utilities are shifting away from coal-fired plants to those that use clean natural gas. As this shift continues, companies ...
  31. A Look At The Smart-Meter Makers

    September 7, 2010
    Our aging electric grid in need of a major overhaul, and the smart-meter makers are in a unique position to profit from this ...
  32. Long-Term Utility Dividends

    May 13, 2010
    These utility stocks offer strong dividends as well as the prospects of future growth.
  33. Bargain Hunting In A Fully Valued Market

    May 6, 2010
    Even though the stock market averages are high there are still potential values out there.
  34. Don't Chase Prices

    April 16, 2010
    With the Dow kissing 11,000 and the S&P flirting with 1,200, investors are bidding up stocks.
  35. Power Producers Lack Spark

    April 9, 2010
    Weak electricity demand and excess generation capacity should dampen this sector's prospects over the next couple of years. ...
  36. High-Yield Stocks Vulnerable To Dividend Tax Increase

    April 6, 2010
    The tax rate on dividends could double for high bracket investors. That's could sink many high-yielding shares.
  37. Big Dividends In Utilities

    March 16, 2010
    Utilities stocks have long been considered a safe haven in recessionary times, particularly when they pay solid dividends. ...
  38. First Energy's Latest Acquisition: Good Deal Or Dud?

    February 18, 2010
    Electric utility First Energy has made an offer to buy Allegheny Energy. What does it mean for the industry?
  39. 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 ...
  40. Stocks For Income Investors In 2010

    January 7, 2010
    With interest rates and treasury yields low, investors can receive income from dividend-paying utility stocks, which are ...
  41. Electric Utilities Grind Through Recession

    September 30, 2009
    While most power companies are looked upon as dull income investments, the industry is anything but dull right now.
  42. Four Dividend Plays To Pad Your Portfolio

    August 18, 2009
    4 high yield dividend stocks with solid outlooks.
  43. The Changing Nature Of Dividends

    July 8, 2009
    A recent report from Standard and Poor's demonstrates the effect of the recession and credit crisis on dividend policy. This ...
  44. Two More Reasons To Diversify

    June 3, 2009
    GM and Citigroup being removed from the DJIA should cause investors to focus on diversification.
  45. First Energy Reports Healthy Profit Jolt

    March 2, 2009
    First Energy earnings could translate into a power generator for your portfolio.
  46. Wisconsin Energy, The Big Cheese Of Utilities

    February 9, 2009
    Despite a challenging economy and a competitive industry, this company reports the modest earnings increase of a steady, ...
  47. Swiss Power Company ABB Flickers

    October 28, 2008
    ABB has been hammered on worries about the global economy. It's a good play for the long-term, but today's buyers need a ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. Duke Energy Is High Yield Royalty

    March 4, 2008
    Duke Energy's very healthy dividend yield makes it a solid investment as a fixed-income proxy, especially during a flight ...
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