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Utility Stocks

Utility stocks are the ultimate investment for risk-averse investors seeking to create passive income streams via reliable dividends. Utility stocks can be an essential component of your portfolio as they will not only keep your income steady during dangerous economic times, they are usually the first to soar out of recessionary times.

The Utility Stocks archive below includes the latest commentary and analysis on the most important developments affecting the essential services sectors, including water, communications, energy, and other key infrastructure industries. Find out which utility stocks are poised to benefit from ongoing developments in the utility sector and which to avoid.

Be sure to also check out our free report, Dividend Blacklist: 6 Utility Stocks You Should Sell Today to find out if your dividend is in danger.

U.S. Utilities: The Future Begins in California

In the second part of our series, we see what implications other countries’ experiences with implementing expansive renewable energy policies might have for the Golden State and its utilities.

The Last Utilities Standing

Water utilities are largely insulated from potential disruption.

First a Fake-Out, Then a Tantrum

Utility stocks are finally correcting as speculation heats up over monetary tightening.

Prepare for the Worst, Hope for the Best

After Superstorm Sandy, utilities hardened their infrastructure against hurricanes. But even if Hurricane Matthew causes significant damage to crucial systems, utilities will likely recover their costs from ratepayers.

The Romance Is Over

Yahoo has revealed to its prospective suitor that it comes with significant baggage.

California’s Big Utility Experiment

In the first of a two-part series, we review the state’s aggressive push into renewables and the investment implications for utilities there and in states pursuing similar policies.

A New Lifeline for Nuclear

Various initiatives are underway to revive the nuclear power industry, which could make some electric utilities excellent long-term investments.

The M&A Guessing Game: Who’s Next?

More utility sector consolidation is ahead.

Trump vs. Clinton: A Race Between Fossil Fuels and Green Energy

The presidential candidates have sharp divisions in their respective energy policies.

Early Retirement for Nukes

Entergy's shift away from nuclear just earned it a big boost.

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