Utility Stocks

Why Utilities Have Underperformed the S&P Since 2008

Utility stocks have underperformed the S&P 500, and though the sector has some impressive dividend yields, investors should be cautious if they invest More 

The Market Is Down! No, It’s Up! What to Do Now?

Markets are bouncing all around, and investors need some guidance on how to play. Here's some advice: wait for decisive evidence of a trend before acting.. More 

Investors’ End-of-Year Focus Should be on Blue Chips

With only three sessions to go in the year, that is where the smart money appears to be headed. More 

Why Dividend Stocks Could Bounce Off the Mat in 2014

Higher-yielding dividend stocks lagged in 2013, but income plays could revive in the year ahead now that the Fed has finally started tapering. More 

What Valuations Are Trying to Tell Investors Right Now

Based on current valuations, the defensive consumer staples, utilities and healthcare sectors remain expensive. Where can you find better opportunities? More 

Take Profits on Your ‘Expensive’ Stocks Now

As P/E ratios increase, so does the probability of a correction or something worse. More 

For the Rally to Continue, These 3 Sectors Need to Rebound — and Soon

The broader market remains near record territory, but the XLF, XLU and XLP are making lower highs. Here's what that means for the rally's sustainability. More 

Snag Dominion Resources for Dividends AND Growth

Utility stock investors can have their cake and eat it too now that Dominion Resources is adding growth potential atop its sturdy dividend. More 

When a Utility Stock Isn’t Just a Utility

Utility stocks might seem safe and stable -- after all, everyone needs water and electricity -- but not every utility company is what it seems. More 

Utility Stocks Issue Another Buy Signal

This sector presents some of the best long-term bargains in the stock market. More