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Why Exelon Is So Attractive After the Sell-Off

On Tuesday morning, Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) had its $6.8 billion offer for Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM) rejected by the Washington, D.C., Public Service Commission. The Federal Energy Regulatory ...
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Exelon Bid for Pepco Rejected by DC Regulators

Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC), already the largest utility in the United States, had its $6.8 billion offer for Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM) rejected Tuesday morning by the Washington, D.C., ...
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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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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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California Living Up To 25 Percent Water Cut Mandate

Asking an entire state to use 25% less water may sound easy in the asking portion of an equation, but implementing such efforts and actually living up to such efforts ...
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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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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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Is Calpine Really Worth 50% More?

Calpine Corp. (NYSE: CPN) may have some great days ahead of it. In power generation, there may be something here for growth investors and value investors alike. The independent research ...
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Stadium With 82,000 Seats on Market for $30 Million

When it was built in 1975, the Pontiac Silverdome was among the top tier of NFL stadiums. It had 82,000 seats and was home to the Detroit Lions. Now, it ...
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Have Utilities Become Grossly Oversold?

Utilities have been a staple piece of a portfolio for many years. In some ways, these power-generation companies and electric utilities have replaced traditional certificates of deposit and other income-generating ...
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Analyst Likes 5 Top Utilities Despite Interest Rate Risk

For the longest time in recent history, the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at near zero. Great if you want to buy a house, lousy if you want to ...
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Myths About Tornado Safety

As tornado season begins in earnest, and several large tornadoes already have injured and killed Americans this year, especially in Iowa and Texas, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has put out ...
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What to Expect From Duke Earnings

Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK) is scheduled to report its most recent financial results Friday before the markets open. The utility giant has consensus estimates from Thomson Reuters as $1.14 ...
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Why American Water Works Dividend Hikes Should Continue for Years

American Water Works Co. Inc. (NYSE: AWK) is at it again, raising its dividend for investors. There is a reason that 24/7 Wall St. still believes that this water utility ...
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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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