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.
Achieving scale is the goal of all essential-service companies. Here's how the latest round of mergers among utility stocks is likely to play out.
Companies have to get bigger. Regulators have to meddle. Friction creates heat.
This rural telecom is evolving from a basic wireline provider into a broadband powerhouse.
Short-term share-price weakness amid the crisis at Fukushima-Daiichi is an opportunity to build positions in a proven long-term wealth-builder.
A decline in disributable cash flow leaves dividend coverage at the barest of levels.
The big deal is likely to make those strong in the telecom space stronger and expose the weak for what they are.
Take advantage of temporary insanity that creates attractive bargains for inexplicably sold-off yet still solid essential-services stocks.
Emotion--always the enemy of the long-term investor--is particularly thick in the aftermath of the Japanese earthquake. Let's cut through it.
The US will probably slow--or maybe even halt--nuclear plant construction in the wake of Japan's crisis. Natural gas is primed to fill the power-generation void that's likely to result.
As the song goes, you’ve got to know when to hold ’em and know when to fold ’em.