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.
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The Fed's plan to taper its stimulus program has put the spotlight on corporate earnings growth as the new value driver, but investors may not like all they find in the utilities space.
The Obama administration’s new climate initiative threatens to upset the established order and change energy utility valuations forever. We highlight the companies best positioned for this industry-sweeping shift.
Some utilities held their value remarkably well during the recent selloff, but perhaps not for the usual reasons some might assume.
The utilities industry must reinvent itself to remain a source of safety and stability for income investors.
Solar power is getting cheaper, and consumers are taking notice. This has profound long-term implications for investor-owned US electric utilities.
If we could store power as conveniently as nature does in fossil fuels, we’d be a lot richer. Here are the most promising technologies
Investors have bid up shares of water utilities due to their attractive, reliable growth, and this increases the odds that momentum will reverse should their numbers eventually disappoint.
Although mergers between essential services companies typically create a stronger entity, the latest proposed mergers in the wireless telecom space should be viewed with skepticism.
North American wholesale power isn't dead. But companies in this business must overcome significant challenges.
Vodafone continues to hold fast to its highly profitable stake in Verizon’s wireless segment, but there’s always the possibility that the two telecom giants could pursue a merger of equals.