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Deutsche Bank Has 4 Utilities to Buy Into Earnings

For almost three years, the boring and conservative utility stocks were among the best performing on Wall Street. Serving as bond proxies, they gave income investors a degree of safety ...
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Credit Suisse Sees Earnings Surprises at These 4 Utilities

With the potential for rising interest rates in the future, investors are reconsidering their position in utilities. If investors want to stay in this sector it would be prudent to ...
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Why FirstEnergy Is Replacing Edison as the Top Power Generation Stock

It is amazing how far the utility and power generation trade has risen in the years that quantitative easing has kept rates for savers close to zero. Now that so ...
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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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4 RBC Utility Stock Picks to Buy Even If Interest Rates Rise

As the poster child for low interest rate investing, the utility sector, which used to be reserved for the proverbial orphans and widows portfolios, had quite the run over the ...
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China Internet User Base Hits 649 Million

If there is any wonder about why companies like Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOGL), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) and Twitter Inc. (NYSE: TWTR) want more access to China's Internet population, look ...
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Has AEP Indicated Peak Utility Earnings?

American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE: AEP) reported fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results before markets opened Wednesday. For the quarter, the utility company posted operating (adjusted) earnings per share (EPS) ...
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Merrill Lynch’s High-Yield Utility Stocks That Are Still a Good Buy

While the argument continues over when exactly the Federal Reserve will raise rates for the first time in 2015, one thing seems pretty clear to all. The rate hikes will ...
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FBI Looks for Cyber Agents

The FBI has posted job openings for Special Agent (Cyber), a sign that the law enforcement agency may more aggressively try to counter current cyberattacks and ones that definitely will ...
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AES Doubles Dividend, Sells Stake in Subsidiary

Electric power generator AES Corp. (NYSE: AES) doubled its quarterly dividend on Monday morning from $0.05 to $0.10 per share. The company owns and operates nearly 36,000 megawatts of power ...
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Highest Yielding Utility Stocks Still Look Solid For 2015

While technology and healthcare companies have led all S&P 500 sectors this year, up 25% and 22% respectively, coming in a solid third at 18% is the utility sector. After ...
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3 Tower Stocks to Buy as FCC Auctions Key Government Spectrum

The sheer size and growth of the wireless industry over the past 20 years has been absolutely stupendous. The upcoming AWS-3 auction represents the last chunk of government-controlled, data-relevant spectrum that ...
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How Credit Suisse Views Utilities for 2015 and Beyond

Regulated utilities received a lot of generalist analyst calls to outperform near the end of the third quarter. Credit Suisse’s Dan Eggers revisited what makes the bullish case for regulated utilities ...
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Detroit Has 35,000 Broken Streetlights

As it emerges from Chapter 9, Detroit's debt load has fallen from $18 billion to about $11 billion. It believes it will, at the end of the process, have $1.7 ...
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Duke Energy Earnings Miss, Riddled by Items

Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) reported its third-quarter results Wednesday before the market open as $1.40 in earnings per share and $6.39 billion in revenue. Thomson Reuters had consensus estimates ...
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