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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After a nearly two-year courtship, Exelon (NYSE: EXC) and Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) have called off their proposed merger.
Earnings season is the time when the best companies separate themselves from the pack. This year was no exception.
Normally, a move of a few percentage points in a week would be extraordinary for conservative utilities, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and Canadian trusts.
We’re coming up on five years since the collapse of Enron roiled the utility world. The good news is things couldn’t be more different now for utilities.
In the 1990s, incumbent communications companies were usually guilty until proved innocent in the eyes of US regulators.
You never realize how much you need electricity until the power goes out at your home or business.
The world’s biggest communications companies have been among the absolute weakest equities for the better part of this decade.
There’s nothing like sagging election-year poll numbers to get politicians talking about standing up for “the little guy.” Unfortunately, when they do, it’s the little guy who’d better look out.
“Who’s winning the telecom wars?” is a question many on Wall Street continue to ask. The answer is, “It doesn’t matter--there’s plenty of wealth to go around.”
Good and bad, holy and evil, black hats versus white hats. You’re either with us or against us: When it comes to politics, war, mass entertainment and anything else marketed to a broad mix of Americans, nothing sells like absolute clarity.