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.
Several Utility Forecaster Portfolio Holdings are involved in major transactions announced over the past couple days.
TRC Capital would tell you that what they're doing is entirely within the rules. But that doesn't make it right.
Pipeline companies support generous dividends with long-term, fee-based contracts to access their energy transport systems. Ones that are growing, such as Pembina Pipeline Corp (TSX: PPL, OTX: PBNPF), are among the best ways to build wealth for income investors.
Dominion Resources (NYSE: D) responded with typical quickness and competence to damage done by Hurricane Irene. Reliability is the key to its low-risk, long-term growth.
Holding rates down is often a tool of vote-hungry politicians who won’t be around when their short-sightedness results in long-term damage to utility systems.
The market’s bent toward “de-risking” in late summer and early fall is reflected in the UF Portfolio. Overall income stability is solid, however, and if history is any guide our picks will quickly recover any ground lost to short-term madness.
Utility stocks are attracting more and more attention amid this latest market meltdown. As a group they've reduced leverage and cut risk. The best way to find long-term wealth builders, however, is to zero in on company-level numbers.
AmeriGas Partners LP (NYSE: APU) recently boosted its payout, pushing its yield to 7 percent. The MLP, returning to the Income Portfolio, has also become a more valuable business.
A combination of factors has held Exelon Corp's (NYSE: EXC) share price down in recent months. It's poised to bounce with authority, on the strength of solid second-quarter earnings.
Fears of higher borrowing costs for everyone did not come to fruition in the wake of S&P's downgrade of US government debt.