As the financial problems in Europe continue to develop, we felt it prudent to look into some stocks with little to no exposure to these events.
Using Kapitall tools we were able to find some companies that fit this profile. We focused on utility companies without dependency on foreign imports, mainly US producers and providers of coal, natural gas, oil, nuclear, and renewable energies.
As an investor, you may be looking for ways to isolate yourself from the potential risks as a result of European madness. Do any of these utilites seem attractive to you?
Interactive Chart: Press “Play” on the Compar-O-Matic to see the changes in Price of Profit over the last two years for the names listed below:
1. Dominion Resources (D, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): A company specializing in coal, nuclear, gas, oil, hydroelectric, and renewable energies. They provide these services in Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, Connecticut, Wisconsin, and Ohio. They own and operate 11,000 miles of gas pipeline in Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. In the news: They have a Price of Profit of 16, Market Cap of $30.2 billion, a dividend of 4% and a 1-year return of 11%.
2. Ameren Corp. (AEE, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Involved in natural gas transmission and regulation in Missouri, including the greater St. Louis area. Also operates in Illinois. In the news: Ameren is laying off 44 employees at its plant in southern Illinois. Market Cap: $8 billion, 1-year return: 16.1%, Dividend: 4.83%.
3. Excelon Corportation (EXC, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Has 11 functioning nuclear power facilities. They also own wind energy farms and sell natural gas. They are currently developing “NET Power”, which is a high pressure, supercritical carbon dioxide oxyfuel power cycle that will be cost effective and produce very little to zero emissions. (A pretty big deal if they can pull it off). In the news: Moody’s is considering downgrading Excelon. POP: 13, Market Cap: $32 billion, 1-year return: -10.2%, Dividend: 5.59%.
4. Rex Energy Corporation (REXX, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Focus on American produced oil and natural gas. They own 512 natural gas wells in the Appalachian Basin and 1,842 wells in the Illinois Basin. BP (BP) is a major customer of REXX. POP: 31, Market Cap: $522.2 million, 1-year return: -14.2%.
5. Atmos Energy (ATO, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Specialize in storage and distribution of natural gas in the US. The major suppliers are BP and ConocoPhillips (COP). POP: 12, Market Cap: $3 billion, 1-year return: 7.3%, Dividend: 4.08%.
6. CenterPoint Energy Inc. (CNP, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Involved in the sale and service of natural gas and also own interstate pipelines. CenterPoint Houston has 232 major substation sites and sells natural gas in 6 states. Suppliers include BP Canada, and ConocoPhillips. Pop: 17, Market Cap: $8.6 billion, 1-year return: 7.6%, Dividend: 4.02%.
7. Chesapeake Energy Corporation (CHK, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Focus on the production of natural gas and oil in the United States. The company owns 45,700 natural gas and oil wells, producing 3.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas daily. In the news: Chesapeake Energy is selling its stake in natural gas pipeline systems for $4 billion. POP: 27, Market Cap: $11.7 billion, 1-year return: -40.3%, Dividend: 1.99%.
8. Southern Corporation (SO, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Produces coal, nuclear, oil, natural gas, and hydroelectric resources. They use these resources to provide electricity to the Southeastern states Alabama, Georgia, Florida, and Mississippi. POP: 17, Market Cap: $41.1 billion, 1-year return: 19.8%, Dividend: 4.14%.
9. Progress Energy Inc (PGN, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Provides energy to parts of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Florida. To power their plants, they use fossil steam, nuclear energy, combustion turbines, combined cycles, and hydroelectricity. PGN provides energy to 3.1 million retail customers. In the news: PGN may be bought out by Duke Energy Corp for $13.7 billion, which would make it the nations largest electricity unit. The deal is under review by North Carolina officials. POP: 18, Market Cap: $17.6 billion, 1-year return: 28%, Dividend: 4.16%.
10. Pinnacle West Capital Corp (PNW, Earnings, Analysts, Financials): Operates 3 major coal plants and purchase the coal from the Navajo territory. They also own a nuclear power facility 50 miles outside of Phoenix. PNW also has 6 natural gas plants and 60 small solar systems. POP: 15, Market Cap: $5.63 billion, 1-year return: 18.8%, Dividend: 4.14%.
(Written by Ryan Horch)
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