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Deutsche Bank Has 4 Utility Stocks to Buy as Interest Rates Stay Low

Everybody was positive as the Federal Reserve began raising interest rates back in December that the rates would slowly but surely start to rise. The fact of the matter is the ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Alibaba, Amazon, BofA, Cypress Semi, Flextronics, JC Penney, Lululemon, Microsoft and More

Stocks were indicated to have a strong open on Friday after Japan cut its interest rates into negative territory to follow Europe on easing trends and quantitative easing. This was ...
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Merrill Lynch’s Top Dividend Alpha US Stocks Picks for the Rest of 2016

At 24/7 Wall St. we cover all the major firms on Wall Street with a pretty close eye, and not only do we track their individual stocks and sector selections, ...
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With Interest Rates Going Nowhere, Deutsche Bank Favors Utilities

After years of outperformance following the crash in 2007-2008 and the ensuing Great Recession, the utility sector was like a warm blanket to frigid cold investors. Solid dividends and a ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Banco Santander, Box, GM, Illumina, JPMorgan, Noble and Many More

Stocks were indicated to open higher on Monday despite another 5% drop in Shanghai. Last week's sell-off was the worst opening week for stocks in our lifetimes, but we cannot ...
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Beyond Interest Rate Hikes, Problems or Contrarian Dream for Utilities Stocks?

The utilities sector has been one of the key sources for income investors to get dividends. 24/7 Wall St. once went as far as to say that utilities had become "the ...
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Merrill Lynch Out With Top 10 Stock Picks for 2016

It’s that time of year again, when all the top firms that we cover here at 24/7 Wall St. start to make their stock picks and prognostications for 2016. ...
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NextEra Energy Offers Equity Units; NextEra Energy Partners Issues 35 Million New Units

Electricity utility NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE) announced Thursday that it intends to sell $700 million of equity units priced at $50 each. Proceeds of approximately $692 million will be ...
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Are Solar Energy Yieldcos Worth More Than Investors Think?

As the price of crude oil has dropped more than 50% since last year at this time, the stock prices of producers like Exxon, Chevron and Apache have fallen by ...
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Why Merrill Lynch Likes 5 Top Utilities, Even With Higher Interest Rates Coming

While it may seem counterintuitive to buy any stock that is considered a bond proxy in front of the Federal Reserve tightening lift-off, history shows that utility stocks tend to ...
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UBS Stays Bullish on 4 Top Utilities but Lowers Price Targets

With the bond proxies all taking shots after years of outperformance in a low interest rate environment, some analysts we cover on Wall Street are becoming more bullish on the ...
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Merrill Lynch Picks the Winners and Losers of the Utilities Sector

So far in 2015, electric utilities have lagged the broader equities market in a reversal of late 2014 performance. Analysts are looking into what may be causing this decline, and ...
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UBS Makes Summer Changes to Dividend Ruler Stocks Portfolio

With earnings season in full swing and Wall Street analysts getting a good look at second-quarter numbers, we are seeing many of the firms we cover tweaking the top portfolios ...
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Why Utility Stocks Are Starting to Look Cheap

Utilities have been one of the worst-performing sectors in 2015 thus far. But is now a good time to buy? Credit Suisse’s Dan Eggers answers this question in the firm’s ...
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UBS Has 3 Dividend-Paying Utilities to Buy and Hold for a Rainy Day

With the beginning of the end of the zero interest rate policy era right around the corner, investors anticipating rate increases have tossed utility stocks overboard. A new report from ...
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