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What the Kinder Morgan Upgrade Indicates

Energy transportation and infrastructure partnerships (MLPs) have moved higher Thursday following a Morgan Stanley upgrade to former MLP Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) and a downgrade to Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: ...
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Can Kinder Morgan Afford to Raise Its Dividend? Can It Afford Not To?

Last December when Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) sliced 75% off its quarterly dividend, the stock price plummeted, dropping nearly 50% before beginning to make a comeback. Shares closed Friday ...
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More Upgraded Expectations for Kinder Morgan and Enterprise

The country's two largest energy pipeline and infrastructure companies made some positive news recently for quite different reasons. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE: EPD) raised its distribution to common unitholders ...
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Top Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades: Barrick Gold, Coeur Mining, Procter & Gamble, Southern Company, Wynn Resorts, SLM and More

It has to seem like an amazing feat that the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 are at all-time highs. Wasn't the Brexit news shock supposed to bring major turmoil? And ...
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Kinder Morgan: Why Credit Suisse’s Neutral Rating Sounds More Like a Buy

Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is one of the most widely followed companies in the energy sector. It would be among the best of the best master limited partnerships (MLPs) ...
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The 4 Biggest Utilities Winning After Brexit

As the broad markets are recovering, we are starting to realize that the Brexit was a great opportunity to buy into the markets. The Brexit pulled markets back across the ...
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PowerSecure Scores Huge Premium Buyout

PowerSecure International Inc. (NYSE: POWR) has now landed its shareholders in the midst of a high-premium acquisition. An announcement was made Wednesday night that Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) would acquire ...
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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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9 Well-Known Stocks With Solid Dividend Yields Above 5%

Now that the stock market has finally reminded investors that it can sell off more than 10%, many investors are considering what to do, knowing that a slower growth scenario ...
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Still Big Upside Potential for Southern Co. After AGL Acquisition News

Being invested in a utility was great for investors during the time when it was assured that interest rates were going to remain low for a very long time. Ahead ...
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What a Key Analyst Has to Say About Southern Company’s Acquisition

Southern Company (NYSE: SO), like other utilities, is preparing for rising interest rates as a Federal Reserve decision looms. However there may be more pertinent matters at hand for this ...
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Southern Company Acquires AGL Resources Creating Country’s Second Largest Utility

Southern Co. (NYSE: SO) announced Monday that it is acquiring AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE: GAS) in a deal worth $8 billion in equity value and approximately $12 billion including debt. ...
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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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Deutsche Bank Loves High-Yielding Utilities: 4 to Buy Now

With looming interest rate increases, all the bond proxies have been hit hard. Utilities, real estate investment trusts (REITs) and energy master limited partnerships (MLPs) all had a very tough ...
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Have Utilities Now Sold Off Too Much?

Utilities have been loved for years by investors. In many ways, the power-generation companies and electric utilities have replaced traditional CDs and other income-generating investments. The year 2015 is starting ...
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