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Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now

Yesterday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested small cap Viveve Medical Inc (NASDAQ: VIVE) as a short/bearish trade:

This downtrend just firmed up with the “second wind” effort evidenced in just the past couple of trading days. After finding support for the better part of September and October, the floor finally broker in late October. A bounce started to take shape in early November, but all it took was a bump into the 20-day moving average line to put the pullback back into motion. Today’s and yesterday’s bar we’ve seen opens and closes at the lower end of the trading range, and so far today we’ve seen a lower low and lower high on very strong selling volume. Let’s just take the hint at face value.

Our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter has a more detailed discussion about Viveve Medicals technical chart along with a potential short/bearish trading strategy:

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: KongZhong Corporation(KZ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    The list of below stocks is notable as the shares have traded on sequentially increasing volume spanning the trading days from September 16 to September 20:

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Best Buy Co., Inc.(BBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    Then there was Best Buy (BBY) with a surprisingly strong quarter.

    Many of the losers can be found at the mall, with Gap Stores (GPS) and Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) continuing to disappoint. The only winner at the mall was Childrens’ Place (PLCE) , but Cramer said he’s not counting out a turnaround at L Brands (LB) .

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q3 2017 earnings report for large cap consumer electronics retail stock Best Buy Co Inc (NYSE: BBY) is scheduled before the market opens onThursday (November 17th) as a technical chart shows shares still in an apparent uptrend albeit also appearing to have leveled off or be range bound since mid-August:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    The folks at Bespoke Investment Group note that its “Death By Amazon” index, which includesBest Buy (BBY), Barnes & Noble (BKS), Wal-Mart Stores (WMT), and Macy’s (M), among other traditional retailers that have been hurt by Amazon.com’s (AMZN) dominance, has been outperforming since Donald Trump’s election victory:

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: BlackRock, Inc.(BLK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shauna O’Brien]

    UBS announced on Wednesday that it has cut its rating on investment management firm BlackRock, Inc. (BLK).

    The firm has downgraded BlackRock from “Buy” to “Neutral” due to expenses, which are putting pressure on margins. UBS also lowered its price target on BLK to $280, which suggests a 5% upside from the stock’s current price of $266.51.

    BlackRock shares were down $2.51, or 0.94%, during pre-market trading Wednesday. The stock is up 29% YTD.

  • [By Tom Aspray, Senior Editor, MoneyShow.com]

    Some of the emerging market ETFs are already up 7%, so far, this month, as it seems like others are drawing the same conclusions. Robert Kapito, co-founder of BackRock, Inc. (BLK), which has assets of $3.9 trillion, said that “The emerging markets are going to account for about 60 to 65% of the world’s growth over the next 20 years.”

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Vical Incorporated(VICL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Vical Incorporated (NASDAQ: VICL) shares dropped 22 percent to $3.01 after the company disclosed that its Phase 2 trial did not meet primary endpoint.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Brown(n)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex Jordon]

    He already owns a good chunk of NetSuite (N), whose revenue grew 35% last quarter, beating earnings estimates by $0.03 a share. Ellison’s been profiting from the cloud while dismissing its significance. With the Salesforce agreement his company is, too. (Fool)

  • [By Arie Goren]

    On November 5, Oracle (NYSE:ORCL)confirmed that it has finally completed the acquisition of Netsuite (NYSE:N) for $9.3 billion in cash, or $109 per share that the company had initially offered. In my previous article about Oracle, I had suggested that the acquisition of NetSuite, the cloud business application software company, is a smart move by Oracle. What’s more, it is not paying an excessive price for the deal. In fact, Oracle insisted that it will not pay more than what it had first offered despite the resistance from T Rowe Price (NSDQ:TROW)which demanded $133 per share.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Rite Aid Corporation(RAD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew Smith]

    Speaking of subsectors in the retailing industry we are bullish on, how about the drugstores? They all seem to be running on all cylinders and yesterday Rite-Aid (RAD) had a tremendous day. It was the heaviest traded stock on all of the exchanges and saw its shares rise $0.87 (23.45%) to close at $4.58/share. Rite-Aid is the first among the ‘Big Three’ to report quarterly results so we find it interesting that they saw an increase in same store sales and saw profits driven by generic drugs. We have been told that this is going to be the bottom line driver for the industry via nearly everyone and that it would impact the top line as generics replaced the more expensive branded drugs. We care about earnings growth more than revenue growth, especially when the stall in revenues is due to switching to higher margin product which is purchased for a lower price. The market gets this and is pushing all of these names higher. In hindsight we wish we had been more bullish of Rite-A id earlier, but hindsight is always perfect.

  • [By Benzinga News Desk]

    Shares of Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) surged to a high of $7.89 following a DealReporter story that Walgreens (NASDAQ: WBA) is close to reaching a deal to satisfy the US FTC, which would involve divestiture of up to 1,000 stores. Companies interested in the Walgreen's assets are said to include Kroger, Albertsons, CVS Health, Kinney Drugs and Fred's.

  • [By Teresa Rivas]

    Rite Aid (RAD) was up more than 15% at recent check, near six-year highs, as its second quarter surprised investors with an unexpected profit.

    The drugstore said it earned $32.8 million, or three cents a share, compared with a year-earlier loss of $38.8 million, or a nickel a share. Analysts were looking for a per-share loss of four cents for the period ended August 31.

    Rite Aids total sales climbed 0.8% to $$6.28 billion, while same-store sales rose 1%, as a 0.3% decline in front-end sales was more than offset by a 1.7% increase in pharmacy sales.

    In addition, Rite Aid also increased its forecast, saying it now expects to earn to between 18 cents and 27 cents a share on sales of $25.1 billion to $25.3 billion and same-store sales of plus or minus 0.5%. The companys EPS estimate is above expectations, while the revenue guidance is in-line with current forecasts.

    At recent check, rival Walgreen (WAG), the nations largest chain, was up 0.5%, while CVS Caremark (CVS), the second-largest drugstore operator, was down 0.1%.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Chase announced that the company will process payments for Wal-Mart on the companys closed-loop network, ChaseNet. We would expect the economics of the deal to benefit Wal-Mart and thus the signing of the agreement and onboarding of another payment processor. The real takeaway for us is that today’s announcement adds one of the largest US retailers by revenues to the growing list of merchants that already accept ChaseNet including: Starbucks (SBUX), Marriott (MAR), United (UAL), Rite Aid (RAD), and Chevron (CVX). Thus, JPMorgan is building scale on the company’s platform and that needs to continue longer term.

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Analysts expect Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) to report its quarterly earnings at $0.06 per share on revenue of $8.40 billion. Rite Aid shares gained 0.25 percent to $8.15 in after-hours trading.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Citrix Systems Inc.(CTXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Thursday’s regular session.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Liberty Global plc(LBTYA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Alex Webb]

    Kabel Deutschland is a key part of Vodafones expansion strategy as the carrier looks for ways to boost revenue and lock in customers with Internet and television offers in addition to wireless service. Kabel Deutschland is the biggest cable company in Germany, Vodafones largest market, and had drawn a rival bid from John Malones Liberty Global Plc. (LBTYA)

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp.(SBY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Mark Holder]

    Instead of competing in one-off auctions, the traditional method of acquiring homes and the one preferred by Silver Bay Realty Trust (NYSE: SBY  ) (NYSE: SBY  ) (NYSE: SBY  ) and American Homes 4 Rent (NYSE: AMH  ) (NYSE: AMH  ) (NYSE: AMH  ) , the company is obtaining non-performing loans in pools that include thousands of loans. The ultimate outcome of these different models is unknown, but the market hasso far supported Altisource Residential.

Top 10 Medical Stocks To Own Right Now: Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc.(POT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Daniela Pylypczak]

    Morgan Stanley announced on Monday that it has resumed coverage on Potash Corp (POT).

    Morgan Stanley analyst Vincent Andrews stated that the company has assigned the fertilizer stock an “Equal Weight” rating, warning “We remain cautious on the overall potash market, though more because of loose supply/demand fundamentals than because of dynamics in Russia/Belorussia. Potash prices have been moving lower for 8 quarters in a row now (7 of which BPC was fully functioning) and prices were continuing to drift lower in the weeks preceding the BPC break-up (recall Mosaic’s disclosure about lower prices in the Brazilian market on its July 16th earnings call.”

    Potash shares popped 1.55% during Monday’s session. Year-to-date, the stock has fallen 21.35%.

  • [By Cameron Swinehart]

    A diversified agriculture ETF with holdings in a variety of the largest agribusiness companies globally. Holdings include Bunge (BG), Archer Daniel Midland (AMD), PotashCorp (POT) and Deere (DE).

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan Inc. (NYSE: POT) was up 25 at $33.12 in Monday afternoon trading. Monday’s gain puts shares up within striking distance of its breakout point from the aftermath this summer that took shares from $38 to $31 and ultimately back under $30 before recovering.

  • [By Chad Fraser]

    The agriculture ETF is heavily weighted toward the U.S., with 45.8% of its assets there, but it is geographically diverse, with exposure to countries such as Canada (9.9%), Switzerland (8.5%), Japan (6.7%) and Singapore (5.1%).

    Potash Cartel Breakup Has Weighed on This Agriculture ETF

    The ETF’s unit price declined in the first half of 2013, partly because of the breakup of the Belarusian Potash Company (BPC), through which Russia’s Uralkali, the world’s No. 1 potash producer, and Belaruskali of Belarus distribute their potash. The market is dominated by BPC and Canpotex, owned by Potash Corp. of Saskatchewan (NYSE: POT), Mosaic and Agrium Inc. (NYSE: AGU).

    Together, the two cartels control 70% of global potash exports, so the breakup of BPC will result in a more fractured market, which seems likely to push potash prices lower. Shares of major potash producers fell sharply on the news, as did Market Vectors Agribusiness ETF due to its potash stock holdings, which include Agrium, Potash Corp. and Mosaic.

5 Companies Boosting Their Dividend by at Least 200% in the 1st Quarter

It certainly doesn’t feel like it, given the near record number of share buybacks ongoing and the relatively low payout ratios for S&P 500 companies, but the first quarter of 2014 was a record quarter for income investors.

Source: Steven Depolo, Flickr.

For the quarter, according to statistics from S&P Dow Jones Indices, 1,078 companies raised their dividends, breaking the previous record of 1,069 set in the first quarter 35 years ago! All told, an additional $17.8 billion was paid out in Q1 2014, a 22.9% increase over last year, with increases outnumbering dividend decreases by a margin of greater than 10-to-1.  

As you might imagine, some companies really stood out from the crowd with regard to the percentage of increase in their quarterly payout. Here are five such companies that boosted their payouts during the past quarter by a minimum of 200%.

Carlyle Group (NASDAQ: CG  ) — up 775%
Specialty investment firm Carlyle Group, which focuses on leveraged buyouts, equity investments, and leveraged financings, just to name a few of its services, was the big winner for income investors with an announced payout of $1.40, up 775% from its previous payout of $0.16 per share.

Strong growth in its investment portfolios was the primary driver behind the surge in payouts, with pre-tax distributable earnings more than doubling to $401 million and net income per adjusted share of $1.64 trouncing Wall Street’s expectations of $0.91 per share. William Conway, the CEO of Carlyle, noted that strong performance in its carry funds and risk-adjusted returns in its hedge funds provided all the pop Carlyle needed. It would certainly seem, based on this past report, that further growth is expected. 

Bank of America (NYSE: BAC  ) — up 400%
Look away from the hideous first-quarter earnings report that was laden with charges and caused Bank of America to miss Wall Street’s estimates by $0.10 and instead focus on the fact that shareholders, like me, will now be receiving $0.05 for each share as opposed to the $0.01 per share that we’ve been getting for years.

This is a big step for Bank of America, which has dramatically improved its liquidity since the recession by shedding non-core assets and investments, and is attempting to refocus on the basics of banking; namely deposits and loans. Overall, Bank of America saw deposits rise by $38 billion in its recently reported quarter, delivered total loan balances growth of 11% globally, and pushed its tier 1 ratio under Basel 3 (a measure of liquidity) to 9.3%. In other words, if another recession were to strike, Bank of America would be ready. Once it can clear the last of its legal hurdles, shares could really be ready to take off.

Vulcan Materials (NYSE: VMC  ) — up 400%
Although its dividend boost came on none other than Valentine’s Day, Vulcan’s new $0.05 payout, a 400% increase over the $0.01 it had been paying out previously, still has a long way to go before it even gets remotely close to its pre-recession payout of $1.96 per year.

Vulcan, the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates, concrete, and asphalt, had struggled with weaker home prices and erratic government spending for the better part of a decade.


Source: Vulcan Materials.

With lending rates staying near historic lows, both residential and commercial construction has rebounded, helping Vulcan’s profits bounce. According to Vulcan’s 2014 outlook, issued in early February, it anticipates all segments of its operations — residential, commercial, highways, and other public infrastructure — to demonstrate year-over-year growth for the first time in a decade! However, with QE3 slowly on the way out and government spending still tight I’m not sold that Vulcan will be able to meet its goal of returning even more capital to shareholders in the immediate future.

Danaher (NYSE: DHR  ) — up 300%
Danaher, a developer of technical instruments, diagnostics, and clinical tools for the environmental, life sciences, and technology sectors, certainly boosted investor morale when it announced a quadrupling of its quarterly payout from $0.025 per share to $0.10. Of course, investors should keep in mind that this boost only brought its yield up to 0.5%.

Despite the less than stellar yield, Danaher’s top and bottom line is showing signs of improvement which could lead to beefier payouts in the future. In its first quarter results reported last week Danaher delivered an 8% increase in EPS on 5% growth in sales, while also reaffirming its previous full-year EPS guidance. What we’re seeing is the combination of tight cost controls coupled with business segment diversity coming together to help push Danaher as a whole higher. At 17 times forward earnings and with a growth rate of 5% it’s not a screaming value, but it’s certainly watchlist-worthy.

Silver Bay Realty Trust (NYSE: SBY  ) — up 200%
Finally, Silver Bay Realty Trust, a renovation, leasing, and management company of single-family properties which it rents out, boosted its payout from $0.01 to $0.03 last quarter, which isn’t half bad considering how recently the company was formed.


Source: Silver Bay Realty Trust, fourth-quarter presentation. 

Although its 0.8% yield might turn off prospective income seekers, they should keep in mind that Silver Bay has qualified as a REIT, meaning it’ll be required to return 90% or more of its profits in the form of a dividend, and that it’ll also get preferential tax treatment. Silver Bay’s business is just in the process of ramping up, with revenue growth expected to near 60% this year and 25% next year. Furthermore, as QE3 winds down, lending rates may rise giving Silver Bay added rental pricing power as higher rates push on-the-edge homebuyers back into renting. All told, even at 31 times forward earnings, Silver Bay Realty Trust looks to have a bright future.

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Best Dividend Stocks For 2015

It didn’t take hybrid mortgage REIT Two Harbors Investment (NYSE: TWO  ) long to spring back — with vigor — after the spectacularly lousy earnings reports from agency-only player American Capital Agency (NASDAQ: AGNC  ) and its hybrid buddy American Capital Mortgage. Its own first-quarter reportwas to die for, and the stock has risen over 6% on the day following that announcement.

2013 is starting off sweet for the hybrid REIT
Despite missing earnings per share estimates by $0.03, Two Harbors managed to keep its net interest spread at 2.9%, with no decrease from the previous quarter. The trust took a hit on book value of $0.35 — not too disappointing considering the special Silver Bay Realty (NYSE: SBY  ) dividend of $1.01 Two Harbors passed around with its own $0.32 payout, about six weeks ago.

In addition, Two Harbors noted an almost threefold increase in net income from the year ago quarter, from $51,800 to $143,716, and a hike in core earnings from $63,777 to $89,657. Is it any wonder that the share price has been on a tear?

Best Dividend Stocks For 2015: Vornado Realty Trust(VNO)

Vornado Realty Trust is a privately owned real estate investment trust. The trust engages in investment, ownership, and management of commercial real estate. It invests in the real estate markets of United States. The trust primarily invests in office, industrial and retail properties. Vornado Realty Trust is based in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Robert Hsu]

    And Vornado Realty Trust (NYSE: VNO) is one of these big buyers.

    The Manhattan-based real estate investment trust (REIT) owns more than 28 million square feet of high-end office, retail, and residential space in its home town. (You can tour its New York properties right here.)

  • [By Dimitra DeFotis]

    Among real estate trusts:

    American Tower(AMT),the diversified REIT, is the best performer in the index.It wasup 4.6% after sayingFriday it will buy the parent of tower operator Global Tower Partners for $4.8 billion. HCP (HCP), a healthcare REIT, wasup 3.3%. Prologis (PLD) an industrial REIT, wasup 2.8%. Vornado Realty Trust (VNO) wasup 2.7%. Boston Properties (BXP), the office REIT, wasup 2.3%. Equity Residential (EQR), a residential REIT, wasup 2.4%. Ventas (VTR), a healthcare REIT, wasup 2%.

     

  • [By Alyssa Oursler]

    No wonderAckmanandVornado Realty Trust(VNO) have both swallowed their losses in JCPenney stock and headed for the exit.

    Sell or Avoid JCPenney Stock

    Despite the losses Ackman and VNO endured, selling JCP when they did ended up being the right move.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2015: 3M Company(MMM)

3M Company, together with subsidiaries, operates as a diversified technology company worldwide. The company?s Industrial and Transportation segment offers tapes, coated and non-woven abrasives, adhesives, specialty materials, filtration products, energy control products, closure systems for personal hygiene products, acoustic systems products, and components and products that are used in the manufacture, repair, and maintenance of automotive, marine, aircraft, and specialty vehicles. Its Health Care segment provides medical and surgical supplies, skin health and infection prevention products, inhalation and transdermal drug delivery systems, dental and orthodontic products, health information systems, and food safety products. The company?s Display and Graphics offers optical film solutions for LCD electronic displays; computer screen filters; reflective sheeting for transportation safety; commercial graphics sheeting and systems; and mobile interactive solutions, includin g mobile display technology, visual systems products, and computer privacy filters. The company?s Consumer and Office segment provides office supply products, stationery products, construction and home improvement products, home care products, protective material products, certain consumer retail personal safety products, and consumer health care products. Its Safety, Security and Protection Services segment offers personal protection products, safety and security products, cleaning and protection products for commercial establishments, track and trace solutions, and roofing granules for asphalt shingles. The company?s Electro and Communications segment provides packaging and interconnection devices; fluids that are used in the manufacture of computer chips, and for cooling electronics and lubricating computer hard disk drives; high-temperature and display tapes; insulating materials, including tapes and resins; and related items. The company was founded in 1902 and is base d in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    3M Co. (NYSE: MMM) was the leader of conglomerates and among DJIA stocks on Tuesday. Nomura Securities said that this was not cheap but could still lead industrials higher. 3M shares were trading up by 1.9% at $137.21 in the last few minutes of trading.

Top 5 Quality Stocks To Own For 2015: United Parcel Service Inc.(UPS)

United Parcel Service, Inc., a package delivery company, provides transportation, logistics, and financial services in the United States and internationally. It operates in three segments: U.S. Domestic Package, International Package, and Supply Chain & Freight. The U.S. Domestic Package segment engages in the time-definite delivery of letters, documents, and packages in the United States. The International Package segment offers air and ground delivery of small packages and letters to approximately 220 countries and territories, including shipments outside the United States, as well as shipments with either origin or distribution outside the United States; export services; and domestic services move shipments within a country?s borders. The Supply Chain & Freight segment provides forwarding and logistics services, such as supply chain design and management, freight distribution, customs brokerage, mail, and consulting services in approximately 195 countries and territorie s; and less-than-truckload and truckload services to customers in North America. In addition, the company offers various technology solutions for automated shipping, visibility, and billing; information technology systems and distribution facilities to various industries comprising healthcare, technology, and consumer/retail; and a portfolio of financial services that provides customers with short-term working capital, government guaranteed lending, global trade financing, credit cards, and export financing. It operates a fleet of approximately 99,800 package cars, vans, tractors, and motorcycles; an air fleet of 527 aircraft; and 33,800 containers used to transport cargo in its aircraft. The company was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Arjun Sreekumar]

    For instance, Waste Management (NYSE: WM  ) has amassed a fleet of around 2,000 trucks that are powered by compressed natural gas and plans to add more, while UPS (NYSE: UPS  ) recently announced plans to purchase 285 more gas-powered trucks next year.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2015: Potomac Electric Power Company(POM)

Pepco Holdings, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the transmission, distribution, and supply of electricity. The company also distributes and supplies natural gas. It distributes electricity to approximately 1.8 million customers in the mid-Atlantic region and delivers natural gas to approximately 123,000 customers in Delaware. In addition, the company involves in the retail supply of electricity and natural gas; provision of energy efficiency services to federal, state, and local government customers; and designs, constructs, and operates combined heat and power and central energy plants, as well as owns and operates two oil-fired generation facilities. Further, it offers high voltage electric construction and maintenance services, low voltage electric construction and maintenance services, and streetlight construction and asset management services to utilities, municipalities, and other customers in the Washington, District of Columbia. Additionally, the company holds investments in eight cross-border energy leases. Pepco Holdings, Inc. was founded in 1896 and is based in Washington, District of Columbia.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jake L’Ecuyer]

    Among the sector stocks, Consolidated Water Co (NASDAQ: CWCO) was down more than 1.9 percent, while Pepco Holdings (NYSE: POM) tumbled around 0.9 percent.

Best Dividend Stocks For 2015: Pinnacle West Capital Corporation(PNW)

Pinnacle West Capital Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides retail and wholesale electric services primarily in the State of Arizona. The company involves in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity through coal, nuclear, gas and oil, and solar resources. It also offers energy-related products and services, such as energy master planning, energy use consultation and facility audits, cogeneration analysis and installation, and project management with a focus on energy efficiency and renewable energy to commercial and industrial retail customers in the western United States. In addition, the company owns minority interests in various energy-related investments and Arizona community-based ventures; and develops residential, commercial, and industrial real estate projects in Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, and Utah. As of December 31, 2010, it owned or leased approximately 6,290 mega watts of regulated generation capacity; and serviced approximately 1.1 million customers. Pinnacle West Capital Corporation was founded in 1920 and is based in Phoenix, Arizona.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Marc Bastow]

    Phoenix-based bank holding company Pinnacle West (PNW) raised its quarterly dividend 4% to 56.75 cents per share, payable on Dec. 2 to shareholders of record as of Nov. 1.
    PNW Dividend Yield:3.91%

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Now don’t misunderstand. Gordon isn’t telling investors to avoid all regulated utilities. He has some favorites, including American Electric Power (AEP), Dominion Resources (D), ITC Holdings (ITC), Pinnacle West Capital (PNW) and Westar Energy (WR).

  • [By Roger Conrad]

    Palo Verde is majority owned and operated by Arizona’s Pinnacle West (PNW), itself a takeover target, though its larger size ($5.81 billion market capitalization), will likely require a bigger buyer.