The near- to intermediate-term future looks bright for utility stocks and the sector’s prospects for earnings and dividend growth. However, with the Dow Jones Utility Average making new highs, investors must consider how much of this good news the market has priced in to sector favorites.
Passive investment has had a dramatic effect on bond funds. And while that’s meant higher prices and lower yields for many, four in our coverage universe offer solid management, performance, and income.
Over the past couple weeks, the entire Lifelong Income Portfolio reported second-quarter numbers and management teams delivered guidance for the rest of the year. That makes now an ideal time to evaluate where each of our recommended companies stands.
In the first of a two-part series, we examine the potential upside catalysts–above and beyond dividends and their growth–for Lifelong Income Portfolio members. These catalysts offer important near-term potential as we enter the second half of the year.
Around the world and regardless of where they’re based, utilities returns on capital expenditures depend on regulatory decisions. Recent political changes have led to regulatory shifts with significant implications for this sector. Grab your passport, and let’s take a look at these recent changes.
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