DUK : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook

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

    February 4, 2014
    Alternative Energy 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. 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.
  5. 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 ...
  6. AEP to Retire Muskingum Coal Plant - Analyst Blog

    July 12, 2013
    American Electric Power has decided to retire unit 5 of its coal-fueled Muskingum River Plant in 2015.
  7. Stocks Market News for July 9, 2013 - Market News

    July 9, 2013
    Monday’s trading session witnessed stocks chalking up gains on the back of robust employment reports released last ...
  8. Stocks Market News for July 8, 2013 - Market News

    July 8, 2013
    Better-than-expected non-farm payroll numbers overshadowed investor concerns about the Fed tapering its bond buying program, ...
  9. Stock Market News for July 2, 2013 - Market News

    July 2, 2013
    Encouraging reports on the home front from manufacturing and construction sectors guided the benchmarks to a finish in the ...
  10. FSLR Soars on Obama's Climate Plan - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    First Solar's shares surged 7.8% to $44.48 on Jun 25, 2013 buoyed by President Barack Obama's proposal to reduce emissions ...
  11. 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 ...
  12. DUK Settles Rate Hike Agreement - Analyst Blog

    June 18, 2013
    Duke Energy Corp. has entered into an agreement with North Carolina Public Staff with respect to the company's request to ...
  13. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

    June 18, 2013
    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  14. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

    June 18, 2013
    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  15. Stock Market News for June 17, 2013 - Market News

    June 17, 2013
    Markets slipped into the red following dismal reports on the home front coupled with investor concerns about the future of ...
  16. Duke Energy Retains Neutral Tag - Analyst Blog

    June 14, 2013
    On Jun 10, 2013, we maintained our long-term Neutral recommendation on Duke Energy Corp.
  17. Edison to Seal Nuclear Units - Analyst Blog

    June 10, 2013
    Edison International has finally decided to permanently shut down Units 2 and 3 of its San Onofre Nuclear Generating Stations ...
  18. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst ...

    June 7, 2013
    Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews
  19. Alternative Energy Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook

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

    May 1, 2013
    The traditional utility sector has become a happy hunting ground for income seekers.
  21. Duke Energy Likely to Miss - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) is set to report fourth quarter and full year 2012 results on Feb 13, 2013. Last quarter it ...
  22. Duke Energy to Seal Nuclear Unit - Analyst Blog

    February 6, 2013
    Duke Energy Corporation's (DUK) business wing Progress Energy Florida announced that it will permanently put the shutters ...
  23. Duke Files Rate Hike to Recoup Cost - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Duke Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corporation (DUK), has requested the North Carolina Utilities Commission ...
  24. Duke Energy Shedding Coal Plants - Analyst Blog

    February 4, 2013
    Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) announced that its Buck and Riverbend steam stations, coal-fired power plants in the Charlotte ...
  25. Stock Market News for February 1, 2013 - Market News

    February 1, 2013
    Investor apprehensions about Friday's non-farm payroll data dragged benchmarks lower on Thursday. Benchmarks ended in the ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. SRE Closes Ist Phase of Mesquite - Analyst Blog

    January 10, 2013
    Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (SRE), has completed the construction of the first phase of the Mesquite ...
  28. Stock Market News for January 8, 2013 - Market News

    January 8, 2013
    Investor apprehensions surrounding fourth-quarter earnings dragged benchmarks into negative territory on Monday. Indices ...
  29. Neutral Stance on Duke Energy - Analyst Blog

    January 7, 2013
    On January 3, we reiterated our Neutral recommendation on Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) based on its stable electricity and ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. Duke Buys Gato Montes Solar Project - Analyst Blog

    December 14, 2012
    Duke Energy Renewables, a commercial business unit of Duke Energy Corporation, (DUK) has purchased a Gato Montes Solar Power ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. Utilities Stocks, Including Duke Energy, Making Big Moves on ...

    November 30, 2012
    The Nasdaq has decreased 0.4%, the S&P 500 has slipped 0.2% and the Dow is trading down 0.2%, marking a bad morning for the ...
  34. 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 ...
  35. Stock Market News for November 14, 2012 - Market News

    November 14, 2012
    Markets failed to sustain the morning's gains as a late sell off in Microsoft's shares and investors' apprehensions about ...
  36. Stock Market News for November 13, 2012 - Market News

    November 13, 2012
    Apprehension about this week's "fiscal cliff" discussion between top U.S. leaders and President Barack Obama led to benchmarks ...
  37. 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 ...
  38. 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, ...
  39. 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 ...
  40. Duke Energy Files for Rate Increase - Analyst Blog

    October 15, 2012
    Progress Energy Carolinas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) has filed for annual base revenue increase of 12% ...
  41. Stock Market News for September 25, 2012 - Market News

    September 25, 2012
    The fifth-consecutive month of declines in German business confidence coupled with Caterpillar's dismal earnings forecast ...
  42. Exelon's Discount May Offer An Opportunity

    September 19, 2012
    Exelon is struggling with low natural gas and lower electricity prices.
  43. AEP to Modernize Texas Lines - Analyst Blog

    September 12, 2012
    Ohio-based, public utility holding company, American Electric Power (AEP) awarded a transmission contract to Houston-based, ...
  44. Duke Energy and Other Big Movers In Utilities

    August 15, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has increased 0.2%, the S&P 500 has remained steady and the Dow remains relatively unchanged. The utilities ...
  45. Company News for August 3, 2012 - Corporate Summary

    August 3, 2012
    "    Metlife Inc. (NYSE:MET) posted second quarter earnings per share of $1.33, surpassing the Zacks Consensus Estimate of ...
  46. Utilities Sector's Biggest Movers for July 9, 2012

    July 9, 2012
    The market is currently down, with the Nasdaq falling 0.3%, the S&P 500 slipping 0.3% and the Dow declining 0.4%. The utilities ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. 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 ...
  49. AES Sells Wind Assets in France - Analyst Blog

    June 29, 2012
    AES Southern Europe Holdings, B.V., a subsidiary of The AES Corporation (AES), has completed the sale of its 34.5 MW St. ...
  50. Duke Energy Raises Dividend - Analyst Blog

    June 27, 2012
    Duke Energy Corporation (DUK) raised the quarterly cash dividend on its common stock by 5 cents to 25.5 cents per share. ...
  51. NiSource Issues $750M Notes - Analyst Blog

    June 19, 2012
    Diversified utility NiSource Inc. (NI) announced that its finance subsidiary NiSource Finance Corp. has sold $750 million ...
  52. Piedmont's Total Return Prospects Look Middling

    June 14, 2012
    Piedmont has an attractive business, but price discipline is key.
  53. AES Corp. to Sell Chinese Assets - Analyst Blog

    May 8, 2012
    The AES Corporation (AES) announced that it has signed two agreements to sell a substantial portion of its businesses in ...
  54. 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.
  55. Triple Play in Natural Gas

    April 3, 2012
    Cash Machine’s Bryan Perry discusses the three factors that he thinks create a very bullish outlook for these stocks ...
  56. 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.
  57. Be Choosy with Utilities

    February 29, 2012
    So far, 2012 has not been a banner year for US utilities in general, but there are some specific companies that are still ...
  58. 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 ...
  59. 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.
  60. 6 Overbought Stocks To Watch

    September 21, 2011
    Let's take a look at a few stocks that have recently entered overbought territory because these could be candidates for a ...
  61. July's Rail Traffic Data As Clear As Mud

    August 15, 2011
    Rail traffic offers up another confusing good-news/bad-news glimpse of the economy.
  62. The 3 Best Utility Mergers

    July 13, 2011
    Utilities are in great shape, and there's a flurry of merger activity going on…but not all mergers are the same, warns ...
  63. Dividend Darlings For 2011 (SO, FE, ED, DUK, WGL, MCD, T)

    January 7, 2011
    With interest rates and treasury yields low, investors can receive income from dividend-paying utility stocks, which are ...
  64. 7 S&P 500 Stocks With Huge Dividends

    November 4, 2010
    We combed through the S&P 500 to find 7 of the highest yielding stocks.
  65. ITC Holdings Announces Capital Plan

    September 30, 2010
    ITC Holdings hopes an ambitious investment plan will move earnings higher going forward.
  66. 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 ...
  67. New EPA Rules Could Stir The Air

    July 9, 2010
    New clean air regulations will burden the utility sector, but could create opportunities for others.
  68. Climate Bill Delay A Positive For Power Producers

    June 3, 2010
    The potential hit from climate legislation may not as bad as feared.
  69. Big Energy Dividends

    May 21, 2010
    Adding a stock with high dividends is a great way to increase your income. But you'll need to know how to choose these stocks.
  70. Long-Term Utility Dividends

    May 13, 2010
    These utility stocks offer strong dividends as well as the prospects of future growth.
  71. SCANA Corp Gets Cleaner

    April 19, 2010
    SCANA Corp is building two new reactors, and will transform the company to a cleaner provider of power in the long term.
  72. 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.
  73. 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.
  74. Keep Your Eyes On These Stocks

    April 7, 2010
    In today's market, pouring over 13D filings can be a fertile way to source new ideas.
  75. 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.
  76. 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.
  77. Utilities Aren't So Boring

    March 1, 2010
    In uncertain market environments, boring businesses can be great investments.
  78. 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?
  79. 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 ...
  80. Playing Copenhagen With Our Climate Leaders

    January 4, 2010
    With the outcome of the climate meeting uncertain, bet on companies that are already taking steps to reduce their emissions.
  81. Utilities Yields Worth Considering

    December 10, 2009
    Despite underperforming thus far in 2009, the attractive yields coupled with the inherent stability of utilities could mean ...
  82. 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.
  83. Electric Utilities Down But Still Profitable

    August 14, 2009
    Utilities had revenue cuts, yet managed to stay profitable. But what does the future hold?
  84. 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 ...
  85. Two More Reasons To Diversify

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

    March 2, 2009
    First Energy earnings could translate into a power generator for your portfolio.
  87. Lighting Up Dividends With High-Yield Utilities

    February 24, 2009
    While some utility companies presently offer solid yields, others are cutting.
  88. Small Caps To Benefit From Stimulus Spending

    February 12, 2009
    Find out what small cap stocks are involved with smart metering and the upcoming grid build up.
  89. 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, ...
  90. Utilities By The Book

    January 20, 2009
    An approach to investing when the analysis is inconclusive.
  91. 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 ...
  92. Spinoffs That Beat The Market

    September 25, 2008
    Spinoffs tend to outperform the S&P 500 in their first two years trading. We examine five holdings from a top spinoff-focused ...
  93. Cleaning Up Coal

    July 16, 2008
    Learn how clean coal players may benefit from a legal battle in North Carolina and future CO2 emission standards.
  94. Texas-Sized Gains

    June 22, 2006
    With TXU stock up 30%, is now the time to sell?
  95. TXU Has Staying Power

    April 7, 2006
    This might be a good time to tuck-away some TXU shares.
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