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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.

Exelon Corp

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.

Post-Downgrade Capital: Still Cheap

Fears of higher borrowing costs for everyone did not come to fruition in the wake of S&P's downgrade of US government debt.

Resisting a Possible Recession

The businesses backing Utility Forecaster Portfolio Holdings continue to put numbers that indicate their dividends will endure whether we re-enter recession or not.

Building Wealth the Water Way

Owning a basket of solid, well-funded water utilities is a great way to add safety and reliability to your portfolio of dividend-paying essential-service companies.

Hurricane Irene and US Essential-Service Companies

The ability to ride out and recover from a major storm is a function of good management, healthy regulatory relations and adequate access to capital.

Frontier Communications

Frontier Communications (NYSE: FTR) is riding the efficient integration of lines purchased from Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) to revenue and free cash flow growth.

Aqua America

Aqua America (NYSE: WTR) has generated a four-figure compound return over the last 20 years. Steady leadership and low-cost capital are helping the company solidify its wealth-building base for coming decades.

Ferrell’s Fall

A suboptimal third-quarter report leaves Ferrellgas Partners LP's (NYSE: FGP) current dividend rate in doubt.

Waiting on the Man

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has granted license extensions for a handful of US nukes in recent weeks, but the path for further approvals remains fraught.

Second-Quarter Numbers: Trending Bullish

Macro conditions and market craziness can’t undo the wealth-building power of high-quality essential-service companies. On-the-ground results confirm that.

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