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NextEra’s Earnings Portend Well for Utilities and Renewable Energy

Heading into Q1 earnings reporting season, the big question for electric utilities was how big a hit COVID-19 fallout would deliver to demand for power. Now we have answers from first reporter NextEra Energy (NYSE: NEE).


  • Article

    NextEra Energy: Best in Class, But at a Price

    By Roger S. Conrad | Jan. 30, 2019

    NextEra Energy has a very attractive long-term growth profile. But it’s quite vulnerable to a selloff if the sky-high expectations baked into the share price are punctured. One good alternative is its NextEra Energy Partners (NYSE: NEP) unit. The dividend is two percentage points higher with an identical PG&E bankruptcy-proof long-term growth rate.

  • Big Picture

    Big Oil is Back

    By Roger S. Conrad | Oct. 1, 2018
    I became a shareholder of Chevron Corp (NYSE: CVX) when it acquired the former Texaco, which I believe was the first stock I ever bought. I was fresh out of business school and made an investment in Texaco’s dividend reinvestment plan, and I’m happy to report that I literally make more in dividends every year than my original investment. I expect to pass the whole thing on to my kids, hopefully many years from now with the account at a much higher level.
  • Market Outlook

    Energy: In the Early Stages of a Bull Market

    By Elliott H. Gue | Sep. 14, 2018
    For the broader market, we’ve long followed a concept we call the “volatility smile.” Simply put, broader stock market volatility is high early in the stages of a bull market, falls to low levels in the middle of a major rally and then rises again in the latter stages of a bull market. And, of course, volatility usually rises sharply during a bear market.
  • Global Top Cat

    Global Growth: Rock Steady

    By Yiannis G. Mostrous | Feb. 17, 2018
    Global economic growth continues to be respectable and broad based, with only a few laggards. The current selloff hasn’t changed this, and the synchronization of this economic growth remains intact.
  • Portfolio Update

    Volatility and the Market Cycle

    By Elliott H. Gue | Feb. 17, 2018
    The return of volatility to US equities doesn’t mean that a bear market is imminent.