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Utilities with nuclear exposure look cheap after the Japan disaster.

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  • Increased scrutiny that nuclear operators could face worldwide following the disaster in Japan should not have a long-run impact on valuations.
  • Washington continues its push to reduce environmental impacts from power plants, creating industry winners and losers.
  • Even with dividend yields near decade highs, the last six months have been a tough period for regulated utilities as investors rotate back into riskier holdings. 

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Travis Miller does not own shares in any of the securities mentioned above. Find out about Morningstar’s editorial policies.