European Utility Stocks Are Rebounding

Utility stocks were once considered to be safe, slow and steady growers. For years they were the favorite of income investors as utilities generally had a  high dividend yield relative to other sectors and for the most part they were dull and boring. With the deregulation of the industry the stability and steady growth was …

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Are International Utilities Attractive Relative To Their U.S. Peers?

Stocks in the U.S. utility sector are lagging the performance of the overall market so far this year. While the utilities was performing up until recently, last month they fell heavily. The proxy for sector, the SPDR Utilities Select Sector (XLU) was down 8.5% just in last month through the 30th and is up only about …

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The Biggest Nuclear and Hydro Power Generators in Europe and Russia

The STOXX® Europe 600 Utilities index is down over 3% YTD (in terms of price in Euros) and is off about 22% in the past 52 weeks. In the past five years the index is down about 50%.  Comprising of 27 of the largest utilities in Europe, the performance of the index in the 5-year …

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The World’s Largest Power Markets

The following chart shows the world’s largest markets for electricity: Click to enlarge The U.S. and China consume more than four times the power consumed by the next largest market of Japan. With has a population of about 1.1 billion India’s power generation capacity is much lower than that of China. Though Russia has a …

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Five Latin American Utility Stocks To Consider

The never-ending European debt crisis has flared again in recent weeks with Spain taking the center stage this past week. While Portugal, Italy, Ireland and Greece were in the news in the past couple of years this is the first time Spain is becoming the focus of investors’ attention. U.S. equity markets have performed well …

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