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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.

The Feds Step Up Utility Growth

Federal regulators’ focus on long-term growth in setting utility profits could mean improved earnings for some utilities.

Utility M&A Mania: Reaching for Growth

Some utilities hope mergers and acquisitions will generate sufficient earnings growth to support the run-up in share prices.

Utility Deals Down Under

Australian energy infrastructure assets are popular with investors foreign and domestic for their stability and their high yields.

New EPA Rules Will Accelerate the Shale Revolution

New proposed EPA regulations to reduce carbon emissions on existing power plants add further support to the shale gas revolution. 

The Railway Shale Play

Rail transport of energy products is becoming an increasing part of North American midstream infrastructure, and offers an exciting new way to play the shale revolution.

Miles to Go: The EPA and GHG

New rules covering emissions from existing power plants are imminent, though resolution and impact are still a prolonged court fight away.New rules covering emissions from existing power plants are imminent, though resolution and impact are still a court fight away.

The World According to Southern Company

At the annual Deloitte Energy Conference last week, CEO Tom Fanning laid out his vision for the future of the firm. 

The Exelon-Pepco Merger: A Step in the Right Direction

The energy utilities' merger would reduce risk at Exelon while enhancing its scale. 

The Coming Energy-Infrastructure Boom

Growth in the world population, global economy and power demand will lead to one of the largest energy infrastructure build-outs in history.

Valuing Dominion After Its MLP IPO

The utility giant's plan to form a master limited partnership could change its valuation.

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