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The company’s Power and Industrial Projects segment offers metallurgical coke; pulverized coal and petroleum coke to the steel, pulp and paper, and other industries; and power, steam and chilled water production, and wastewater treatment services, as well as supplies compressed air to industrial customers.

Shareholders receive a 2.64% dividend. The $138 Goldman Sachs price objective is less than the $140.41 consensus target. Friday’s closing price for DTE Energy stock was $134.30 a share.


This remains a leading health care stock for conservative investors. Merck & Co. Inc. (NYSE: MRK) operates as a health care company worldwide. It operates through the following two segments.

The Pharmaceutical segment offers human health pharmaceutical products in the areas of oncology, hospital acute care, immunology, neuroscience, virology, cardiovascular and diabetes, as well as vaccine products, such as preventive pediatric, adolescent and adult vaccines.

The Animal Health segment discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary pharmaceuticals, vaccines and health management solutions and services, as well as digitally connected identification, traceability and monitoring products.

Merck serves drug wholesalers and retailers, hospitals and government agencies; managed health care providers, such as health maintenance organizations, pharmacy benefit managers and other institutions; and physicians and physician distributors, veterinarians and animal producers. The company has collaborations with AstraZeneca, Bayer, Eisai, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics and Gilead Sciences.

Investors receive a 2.97% dividend. Goldman Sachs has set a $105 target price. Merck stock has a consensus target of $96.54, and Friday’s closing print was $93.08.

NextEra Energy Partners

This utility is located in one of the fastest-growing states in the country and is a big ESG (environmental, social, governance) favorite. Next Era Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE: NEP) acquires, owns and manages contracted clean energy projects in the United States. Its portfolio of contracted renewable generation assets consists of wind and solar projects, as well as contracted natural gas pipeline assets.

The company owns roughly 6.5 gigawatts of utility-scale wind capacity and 1.4 gigawatts of utility-scale and distributed generation solar capacity in North America as of mid-2021. NextEra also owns an interest in a network of natural gas pipelines in Texas. All of that company’s assets have long-term contracts with an average remaining contractual life of 14 years across the portfolio. NextEra Energy owns 57.2% of NextEra Energy Partners common units as of the end of 2020, with the remaining ownership interest publicly traded.

Holders of NextEra Energy Partners stock receive a 4.06% dividend. The Goldman Sachs target price of $102 is well above the $86.38 consensus target. The stock closed almost 4% higher on Friday at $72.22.

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