|Last Price$57.23||Day Change (%)0.74%|
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|Day Range56.45–57.30||52-Week Range41.18–58.01|
As of Thu 01/29/2015 12:32 PM EST | USD
Wisconsin Energy raises quarterly dividend
Valuations are rich, but sector finances and growth are super strong.
We're placing our fair value estimate for Wisconsin Energy WEC under review as we transfer coverage of the company to a new analyst.
Top managers continue to focus on higher-quality dividend-paying stocks in a fully valued market.
Carbon-emissions laws have forced several coal-oriented utilities to improve their plants with multi-million-dollar investments, which, in turn, should contribute to dividend-growth opportunities.
A long-tenured team manages Duff & Phelps' flagship closed-end fund.
Utilities show no signs of slowing down with yields that look as good as ever.
Alternative methods have some use, but we think discounted cash flow is the most fundamentally sound way to value the conglomerate, as we discuss in the final installment of our 5-part series.
Wisconsin Energy is ambitiously expanding capacity.