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Our Outlook for Utilities Stocks

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. 

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