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June 4, 2014
07:23 EDTNRG, EIXNRG Energy close to buying Alta Wind Energy Center for $800M, WSJ reports
NRG Energy is close to buying Alta Wind Energy Center, the largest wind farm in North America, for $800M, the Wall Street Journal reports, citing sources. AWEC is currently owned by an affiliate of Global Infrastructure Partners and ArcLight Capital. A deal could be announced as early as today. Reference Link
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May 15, 2015
17:08 EDTNRGSoros Fund gives quarterly update on stakes
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12:39 EDTEIXWells identifies NextEra, Sempra as among favorite utility names
Utilities as a group have dropped in recent months and there are several names in the sector that offer relative value and exposure to secular growth trends, Wells Fargo stated in a note to investors today. WHAT'S NEW: The utilities sector is trading at a forward multiple that is 93% of the S&P 500, versus the ten year average of 102%, according to Wells. Moreover, utilities are "slightly cheap" relative to interest rates, the firm thinks. NextEra Energy (NEE) and Sempra Energy (SRE) have the best growth opportunities in the utility space, according to Wells. They also have proven management teams and are well-positioned to exploit long-term trends, including renewable energy and energy infrastructure, the firm believes. ITC Holdings (ITC) has reached an attractive entry point and, to a degree, offers a near-term hedge against an interest rate increase, according to the firm. Edison International (EIX) and Xcel Energy (XEL) are underappreciated regulated utilities, added Wells. Edison trades in-line with its peers despite superior EPS growth potential and Xcel trades at a 3%-6% discount to the sector despite its at least in-line EPS growth and comparable regulatory risk, which might ease, the firm added. PRICE ACTION: In early afternoon trading, NextEra rose 0.5%, Sempra gained 0.6%, Edison added 0.6%, Xcel climbed 0.4% and ITC was little changed.
07:49 EDTEIXWells Fargo identifies favorite utility names
Wells Fargo says that NextEra Energy (NEE) and Sempra Energy (SRE) have the best growth opportunities in the utility space as well as proven management teams, and are well-positioned to exploit long-term trends. ITC Holdings (ITC) has reached an attractive entry point, and, to a degree, offers a near-term hedge against an interest rate increase, according to the firm. Edison International (EIX) and Xcel Energy (XEL) are underappreciated regulated utilities, added Wells.
May 10, 2015
12:54 EDTEIXDuke, Edison, other utilities could return 8% annually, Barron's says
Shares of Duke Energy (DUK), Southern Company (SO), Consolidated Edison (ED), Edison International (EIX), PG&E (PCG), American Electric (AEP), Dominion (D), and NextEra Energy (NEE) could return 8% or more annually in coming years, Barron's contends in a feature article. Though utilities are sometimes seen as no-growth businesses, Barron's argues that infrastructure replacement projects, rate hikes, and dividend boosts make the sector look attractive. Reference Link
May 8, 2015
07:01 EDTNRGNRG Energy announces $81M increase to Phase II portion of repurchase program
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07:00 EDTNRGNRG Energy backs FY15 adjusted EBITDA $3.2B-$3.4B
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07:00 EDTNRGNRG Energy reports Q1 adjusted EBITDA $840M
Reports Q1 free cash flow before growth investments of $364M.
07:00 EDTNRGNRG Energy reports Q1 EPS (37c), may not compare to consensus 24c
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