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

    February 13, 2014
    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - Feb 2014 - Industry Outlook
  2. 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, ...
  3. 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
  4. 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 ...
  5. Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Zacks Analyst Interviews

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

    June 18, 2013
    Utility Industry Stock Outlook - June 2013 - Industry Outlook
  7. Finding Bond-Like Income With Utilities

    May 1, 2013
    The traditional utility sector has become a happy hunting ground for income seekers.
  8. Stock Market News for February 15, 2013 - Market News

    February 15, 2013
    Benchmarks finished mixed following weak international economic numbers which eclipsed encouraging reports of major acquisitions ...
  9. Mississippi Power Shuts Eaton Unit - Analyst Blog

    February 11, 2013
    Mississippi Power Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of electric utility firm Southern Company (SO), has closed Plant Eaton - ...
  10. MEMC Unit Seals a Solar Deal - Analyst Blog

    February 5, 2013
    Semiconductor and solar technology provider MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR) recently announced that its subsidiary SunEdison ...
  11. Georgia Power Files a 20-year Plan - Analyst Blog

    February 1, 2013
    Georgia Power Co. - the largest subsidiary of electric utility firm Southern Company (SO) - has filed a 20-year resource ...
  12. 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 ...
  13. Zacks Top Ranked Low Volatility ETF in Focus - ETF News And Commentary

    January 3, 2013
    As we move into a completely new fiscal year, thankfully have a huge uncertainty known as the 'fiscal cliff' behind us. However, ...
  14. MEMC's Solar Unit in a New Deal - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    Semiconductor and solar technology provider MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR) announced last week that its subsidiary ...
  15. Stock Market News for December 5, 2012 - Market News

    December 5, 2012
    Markets ended lower for the second consecutive day as Republicans and Democrats continued to debate the Fiscal Cliff issue. ...
  16. 4 Oversold S&P Stocks with Nice Yields

    November 29, 2012
    Using monthly charts, MoneyShow's Tom Aspray identifies four stocks whose technical strength could make them good turnaround ...
  17. 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 ...
  18. Stock Market News for November 26, 2012 - Market News

    November 26, 2012
    Benchmarks rallied on Black Friday propelled by encouraging economic reports from China and Germany. Volumes were at their ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. Stock Market News for November 12, 2012 - Market News

    November 12, 2012
    Encouraging economic data outweighed concerns regarding the "fiscal cliff" and lifted the markets into the green on Friday. ...
  21. Southern and Other Big Movers In Utilities on November 5, 2012

    November 5, 2012
    After the morning's trading, the Nasdaq is up 0.1%, the S&P 500 is trading down 0.3% and the Dow has fallen 0.3%. The utilities ...
  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. Southern Among Utilities' Biggest Movers on October 17, 2012

    October 17, 2012
    The Nasdaq has been relatively flat, the S&P 500 has increased 0.3% and the Dow is unchanged after the morning's trading. ...
  24. Southern Co Unit Partners TradeWind - Analyst Blog

    October 11, 2012
    Alabama Power Co. - a unit of Atlanta-based electric utility firm Southern Co. (SO) - entered into a power purchase deal ...
  25. 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, ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. Southern and Other Utilities Stocks Making Big Moves on September ...

    September 14, 2012
    The Nasdaq has risen 1.1%, the S&P 500 has increased 0.6% and the Dow has moved up 0.4% on a good day for the market so far. ...
  28. Unit of SO to Sell Power Plant - Analyst Blog

    August 27, 2012
    Mississippi Power Co. - a unit of Atlanta-based electric utility firm Southern Co. (SO) - recently announced that it will ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. 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 ...
  31. SunEdison Sells Solar Plant - Analyst Blog

    July 2, 2012
    The semiconductor and solar technology provider MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. (WFR) recently announced that its subsidiary ...
  32. Power Up With Utility Dividends

    June 29, 2012
    Utilities are time-tested dividend payors, but some are better than the rest.
  33. Biggest Utilities Sector Movers for June 20, 2012

    June 20, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has increased 0.1%, the S&P 500 has decreased 0.1% and the Dow is unchanged. The utilities sector is ...
  34. Power Up With Utility Dividends

    May 30, 2012
    Utilities are time-tested dividend payors, but some are better than the rest.
  35. Power Up With Utility Dividends

    April 30, 2012
    Utilities are time-tested dividend payors, but some are better than the rest.
  36. Shaw Group Still Looking For More Energy

    April 12, 2012
    Shaw is seeing slow improvements in its power business. While the large power plant maintenance business is a plus, investors ...
  37. Caution Is the Watchword for Utilities

    March 6, 2012
    There is a lot of action happening in the utilities sectors in the coming weeks and months, but now isn't the time to get ...
  38. The 10 Must-Know Market Forces for 2012

    February 14, 2012
    For the first time since 2007, investors have multiple ways to succeed this year. Understanding how the lingering effects ...
  39. Cybersecurity Is The Way To Play Defense Spending

    February 9, 2012
    As the number of cyber attacks continues to grow, cybersecurity will see the bulk of future defense spending.
  40. Slow And Steady ETFs Outperforming

    January 3, 2012
    Low volatility ETFs lead the way in 2011.
  41. The Utilities Sector Is Still Full Of Bargains

    November 28, 2011
    For those looking for stability in this roller coaster market, the utilities sector should be on the top of your list.
  42. Under The Radar Utility Stocks

    October 21, 2011
    Utilities have produced superior returns this year, and there's still value to be had in a few under-the-radar utility stocks.
  43. Power Up With Utility Dividends

    June 13, 2011
    Utilities are time-tested dividend payors, but some are better than the rest.
  44. Utilitarian Dividends

    May 16, 2011
    Utilities are time-tested dividend payors, but some are better than the rest.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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 ...
  48. Finding Yield With Utilities

    July 27, 2010
    Income investors are at impasse, and the need for higher income yields can be found in the utility sector.
  49. ABB Is Better Than You Think

    July 26, 2010
    Sluggish performance this quarter hides the quality and cash generation capability of this Swiss conglomerate.
  50. 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.
  51. Climate Bill Delay A Positive For Power Producers

    June 3, 2010
    The potential hit from climate legislation may not as bad as feared.
  52. Sectors That Offer Safety

    May 20, 2010
    After a rough start in May, investors are searching for safety, and two sectors to watch are utilities and consumer staples.
  53. Long-Term Utility Dividends

    May 13, 2010
    These utility stocks offer strong dividends as well as the prospects of future growth.
  54. Utility Stocks With Dividends To Spare

    May 5, 2010
    Now that some analysts are calling this the beginning of the next great bull market, investors should look to the utilities ...
  55. Nuclear Power Moves Slowly Forward

    April 16, 2010
    The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has received license application to construct 28 new reactors in the United States.
  56. 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.
  57. Fuel Cells In Bloom

    March 5, 2010
    Fuel cells are getting some attention, and we look at a number of ways (including Bloom Energy) that investors can play.
  58. Energize A Nuclear Portfolio With Uranium Miners

    February 23, 2010
    The U.S. recently began exploring nuclear power options. Investors wanting to play this should bet on the miners.
  59. Flipping The Switch On High-Yield Utilities

    February 19, 2010
    Utility stocks, one of the worst performers in 2009, have appeal for income investors in 2010.
  60. 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?
  61. What Is The Value Of An Employee

    February 5, 2010
    The "return on employee" is a valid way to determine the value of a company's staff within an industry.
  62. 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 ...
  63. Electric Utilities: Year In Review

    December 16, 2009
    Electric utilities in 2009 had a tough year, but many are finding ways to weather the recession.
  64. 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 ...
  65. Electric Utilities Down But Still Profitable

    August 14, 2009
    Utilities had revenue cuts, yet managed to stay profitable. But what does the future hold?
  66. Big Electric Lackluster For Now

    May 20, 2009
    Increased expenditures and forced lower rates for major electric utilities paint a bleak picture now, but you may be interested ...
  67. First Energy Reports Healthy Profit Jolt

    March 2, 2009
    First Energy earnings could translate into a power generator for your portfolio.
  68. Distinguishing Wants From Needs

    February 27, 2009
    Identifying portfolio prospects from individual spending habits.
  69. Lighting Up Dividends With High-Yield Utilities

    February 24, 2009
    While some utility companies presently offer solid yields, others are cutting.
  70. 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, ...
  71. 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 ...
  72. Power Up With Brazilian Energy

    October 21, 2008
    This Latin American energy play offers dividends and resilience.
  73. 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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