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Northeast Utilities
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10 декабря 2014, 23:00

Northeast Utilities Hits 52-Week High on Stable Cash Flow - Analyst Blog

Northeast Utilities' (NU) shares touched a 52-week high on Dec 9, 2014.

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09 декабря 2014, 23:40

Northeast Utilities & Spectra Energy Solidify Joint Venture - Analyst Blog

Access Northeast Project, a 50/50 joint venture of Northeast Utilities (NU) and Spectra Energy Corp. (SE), formed a pact with Iroquois Gas Transmission System, L.P.

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07 ноября 2014, 19:30

Northeast Utilities (NU) Misses on Q3 Earnings & Revenues - Analyst Blog

In the third quarter of 2014, Northeast Utilities' (NU) earnings per share and revenues missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

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07 ноября 2014, 12:51

Northeast Utilities Systems EPS in-line, misses on revenue

Northeast Utilities Systems EPS in-line, misses on revenue

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06 ноября 2014, 01:20

Will Northeast Utilities (NU) Earnings Be a Let Down in Q3? - Analyst Blog

Northeast Utilities(NU) is scheduled to report third-quarter 2014 results before the opening bell on Nov 7.

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16 сентября 2014, 16:56

Spectra, Northeast Utilities plan $3B natural gas project in New England

Spectra Energy (NYSE:SE) and Northeast Utilities (NYSE:NU) announce plans for a $3B pipeline expansion to meet rising demand for natural gas for power and heating in New England.The proposed $3B Access Northeast project would boost capacity on the Algonquin and Maritimes pipeline systems by as much as 1B cf/day.The project includes the expansion of existing pipelines, partnerships with regional storage facilities to supply natural gas for power plants and home heating, and additional Algonquin and Maritimes delivery points for local distribution companies; the companies hope to complete the project by late 2018. Post your comment!

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01 августа 2014, 00:21

Northeast Utilities Systems misses by $0.11, beats on revenue

Northeast Utilities Systems (NYSE:NU): Q2 EPS of $0.40 misses by $0.11.Revenue of $1.67B (+1.8% Y/Y) beats by $130M.Press Release Post your comment!

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20 июня 2014, 20:10

Northeast Utilities Held in Balance - Analyst Blog

On Jun 18, we have issued an updated research report on Northeast Utilities (NU).

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12 апреля 2014, 00:16

Northeast Utilities Hits a 52-Week High - Analyst Blog

Shares of Northeast Utilities hit a 52-week high of $45.91 and eventually closed at $45.39 at the end of trading on Apr 10.

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05 марта 2014, 16:00

Northeast Utilities (NU): New Analyst Report from Zacks Equity Research - Zacks Equity Research Report

Northeast Utilities' strong cash generating capacity helps to sustain infrastructure development and inorganic growth ventures. Following multiple initiatives to strengthen and expand operations will enable the company to meet increasing customer demand, besides improving reliability

28 февраля 2014, 21:12

Utilities Desperate to Quash Dissent, Shut Off Activist Leader’s Electricity

Josh del Sol Activist Post On the heels of Northeast Utilities admitting that smart meters are “irrational”, we’re seeing the wheels of reason and logic further come off the centralized energy cart(el). In what is an illegal and thinly-veiled “psy-op” (psychological operation) attempting to stem the rising tide of awareness of the massive rights violations associated with their ‘smart’ meter deployments, Plumas Sierra Rural Electric Cooperative (PSREC) actually disconnected the electricity from the home of Joshua Hart, a leader in the movement and director of StopSmartMeters.org. As documented in our boat-rocking film Take Back Your Power, so-called ‘smart’ meter deployments are beleagured on many levels, being linked to in-home surveillance, unjustified billing increases, extortive “opt-out” practices/fees, home and appliance hackability, health symptoms (from pulsed microwave radiation and high-frequency voltage transients), and a rather long list of home fires. Like hundreds of thousands, perhaps upwards of a million now in Western countries, Hart is choosing to not have a ‘smart’ meter installed, preferring to not to have his living quarters be surveiled, irradiated or made easily hackable.  And like many, he is not contributing to his utility’s Punitive Opt-Out Fund for the insolence of exercising constitutional and human right.  (There are many ways to retain your right and not pay a fee or penalty for doing so — we have written about one such method here.  Under no circumstances are you obligated to pay a fee to keep your analog meter, though writing a well-written notice via registered mail is often required.)   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});  Joshua Hart said on his website: “This is the first disconnect by PSREC for failure to pay ‘opt out’ fees.  No one in PG&E/ SCE/ SDG&E areas of California have been disconnected solely for refusal to pay ‘opt out’ fees, and thousands have been ignoring toothless disconnect warnings and deducting the fees from their bill every month.  Why are utilities going to such lengths to silence critics of their smart meter policies?” So-called ‘smart’ meters are not UL approved and have never been safety-tested.  But according to grid engineering firms such as Raab Associates they are part of a technology roadmap which includes “mining data for intel” purposes, and “data mining and analytics” becoming core competency.  What’s perhaps even more troubling is the connection between ‘smart’ meters and military R&D funding. Thank goodness that huge numbers of people are realizing that, yes, our government is so corrupt, they would actually do deploy such technology upon their own people.  Nipping the cognitive dissonance squarely in the bud is the starting point for things to change for the better. Of government/corporatist/utility desire to maintain domination over their awakening customers, when pondering the latest PR stunts, the word “desperation” doth cometh to mind. And when you watch the below video of PSREC’s General Manager Bob Marshall fighting with his conscience, you have to wonder how much he got paid off to disconnect, photograph and stalk Joshua Hart and his family.  In an absurd demonstration of doublespeak-cronyism, Marshall actually accuses the individual whose electricity he illegally disconnected of being the bully.  See for yourself:  Video: Bob Marshall PSREC General Manager Loses It In Aftermath of Illegal Disconnect  Josh del Sol is the director and producer of Take Back Your Power, a revelatory documentary feature film uncovering the worldwide ‘smart’ metering and grid agenda. Watch the film and subscribe to updates at www.takebackyourpower.net, and follow him via twitter @TBYPfilm. Related articles by Josh del Sol Exposed: Google’s “Smart Home” Surveillance Plans, or, How To Not Be ColonizedThe Real Consequences of Corporatism, “Smart” Grid and Corrupt GovernmentPower Takeover: Are smart meters part of the largest corporate scam in history?

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07 февраля 2014, 20:30

Northeast Utilities Misses Q4 Earnings, Beats Revs - Analyst Blog

In fourth-quarter 2013, Northeast Utilities' earnings per share missed the Zacks Consensus Estimate while revenues beat the same.

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06 февраля 2014, 18:05

The Northeast Utilities (NU) declares $0.3925/share dividend

The Northeast Utilities (NU) declares $0.3925/share quarterly dividend,6.80 % increase from prior dividend of $0.3675 Forward yield 3.64% Payable March 31 ; for shareholders of record March 3; ex-div Feb 27. Post your comment!

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06 февраля 2014, 17:58

Northeast Utilities Systems misses by $0.02, beats on revenue

Northeast Utilities Systems (NU): Q4 EPS of $0.57 misses by $0.02.Revenue of $1.78B (+6.0% Y/Y) beats by $130M.Press Release Post your comment!

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06 февраля 2014, 01:45

Northeast Utilities Ups Dividend - Analyst Blog

Northeast Utilities has increased its quarterly dividend rate by 6.8% year over year to 39.25 cents per share.

03 января 2014, 23:33

Credit Suisse picks five favorite utilities stocks for 2014

Credit Suisse suggests investors own utilities boasting good visibility to growth through capital expenditure programs, supportive regulation where the risk of cuts in return on equity is lower, and rate case stay-out protections that lower potential for regulatory intervention; to that end, its favorite utilities into the new year are CMS Energy (CMS), American Electric Power (AEP), NextEra Energy (NEE), Northeast Utilities (NU) and Dominion Resources (D).Elsewhere in the sector, CS cuts EPS estimates for Entergy (ETR) after the utility received an order in Arkansas pointing to a 9.3% ROE vs. 10.4% requested, which will sustain questions about ETR's ability to execute on its growth strategy; the firm also lowers its EPS outlook for Con Ed (ED) after reaching a broad settlement on electric, gas and steam cases with a 9.2% ROE on electric and 9.3% for steam and gas. 1 comment!

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19 ноября 2013, 03:51

Gas-fired Power Generation: “Cheaper, Cleaner, Reliable”

Regular readers of Natural Gas Europe are no doubt familiar with the struggles faced by natural gas-fired power generators in Europe, as they have seen dwindling returns on their investments because many utilities, for now, are burning much cheaper coal to back up the intermittency of renewables. In North America, however, natural gas has been steadily displacing coal-fired plants. Within that context, a session at the North American Gas Forum in Washington, DC was dedicated to the demand that could be expected given the growth of gas-fired generation. Session Chair Rick Smead, Director Energy, Navigant Consulting, provided an overview of what he termed a very dynamic market. For one, he stated that natural gas-fired capacity now made up 39% of total generating capacity, showing that gas had dominated new growth in capacity in the last 2 decades. He remarked, “Coal is less than 30% of capacity – that's before further retirements. "Meanwhile, gas has partnered in various ways with wind and solar; together they've really dominated new capacity growth. Also, because fast-ramping gas plants can be the thing to fill the gap for intermittent renewables,” he explained. Mr. Smead noted that environmental concerns had been putting lots of pressure on older coal-fired plants to retire, replaced to some extent by gas-fired generation. “From 1990 to 2013, natural gas-fired generation has represented 71% of what's been added; wind is another 14%; solar's another 1%. Overall, 86% of what's been added has been gas, wind or solar.” In terms of actual use, he said enterprise decided what would run based on the marginal costs, mostly of fuel. He explained: “What that means is, a lot of gas plants don't run very much – they don't run nearly as much as they could.” For gas to be used sustainably, he said, really required finding other ways to cause gas plants to run more. The power industry being very sensitive to price was very bad news for the gas industry, noted Mr. Snead. “Gas-fired generation acts in many markets as an automatic governor on the market: prices go up, a lot of gas drops off the grid; prices go down, a lot of gas comes back on.” He recounted an example from 2012, when very low gas prices caused gas-fired generation to surge and balance the market, which he said was not a bad function for assuring the market. While coal and gas had converged, coal was cheaper, but superior efficiency (50-60% higher) from combined cycle gas turbines meant that natural gas generation could be cheaper than Eastern coal in North America. Swings in demand, he explained, could result in demand differences of up to 6BCF/day – almost equivalent to the amount of LNG export anticipated from North America by the industry. Regarding retirement of old coal plants, he said, “If enough coal plants get pushed off the grid, the remaining coal plants can only run so much, so when they hit their upper operating limits that pushes load over to gas, which is what's tending to happens in some markets and is expected to happen in the winter, causing gas fired generation to be needed in the winter.” According to Mr. Smead, many utilities and market managers were nervous about having such a high reliance on natural gas. Meanwhile, pipeline capacity was a concern. A presentation by Jacob Hollinger, Partner, McDermott, Will & Emery and former Acting Air Chief for the Environmental Protection Agency's Region 2 law department, touched on how the EPA's rules/actions affect power plants. To set the context, he said there were three themes that stood out: 1) The regulations were harder on coal than on gas, as gas plants had any easier time complying; 2) there was a tremendous amount of uncertainty about what would happen (which was favorable to coal), including judicial uncertainty, or greenhouse gas regulations; 3) regulatory trends like petitions under the Clean Air Act, energy efficiency programs, and nuisance lawsuits. Emphasizing that there was no “war on coal,” Mr. Hollinger spoke of trends that could prove important, like downwind states' measures like those in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, when one state's power plant was harming the air quality of a neighboring state's. “The neighbors of a Pennsylvania power plant could sue that power plant under torte law - not under the Clean Air Act – saying that particulate emissions from the plant were landing on their property, damaging property values and they could bring a class action suite seeking money damages for that,” he explained, adding that the Clean Air Act had not pre empted such cases. He revealed, “There are enormous pressures on coal generators even without EPA.” Mr. Hollinger stated that there was an incredible amount of uncertainty as to how the EPA would act on existing power plant emissions of CO2 and whether that could survive judicial scrutiny. By June 2014, he reported, the EPA would issue a proposal on existing plants. “In the interim, there's a tremendous opportunity to get involved and influence the outcome,” he said. A representative from the largest utility in New England proceeded to weigh in. Mr. Camilo Serna, Vice President Corporate Strategy, Northeast Utilities, said that his company was primarily a transmission and distribution company with approximately 3.5 customers; only 600,000 of them were gas customers. He pledged to speak about what he termed this “significant gap.” He recounted: “About 5 years ago when we started seeing the trends in the gas prices, when we saw the shale resources that are in close proximity to the northeast, and saw that gas prices were disconnected from fuel oil, we saw there was an opportunity in New England for increasing the use of gas, especially because our customers still use a lot of fuel oil for their heating needs.” Residential customers, he showed, could save on average around USD 1,800 per year by switching to gas, yet, for example, only around 31% of residential heating market in Connecticut used gas; the figure for Massachusetts was somewhat higher. One of the cornerstones of the state's strategy was expansion of the gas system by about 50% over the next 10 years, according to Mr. Serna, who said that while the plan was flexible, there were barriers like the upfront costs to customers. “At the end of the day, we won't get to the numbers I've indicated unless we expand pipeline capacity,” he commented, showing the projected growth in demand coming with the addition of natural gas customers.  But the benefits, he outlined, included savings, jobs and environmental benefits. “Cheaper, cleaner, reliable” was the mantra of Richard Kruse, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and FERC Chief Compliance Officer, Spectra Energy, who said that those elements were the drivers needed for infrastructure build-out. His company, he said, was involved in developing infrastructure for its customers and that it was adding capacity in numerous US states.  “The one area that is difficult from an electric generation standpoint is New England,” he reported. “It boils down to price signals.” In New England, he recalled, the Algonquin pipeline, which extended from Texas all the way up to Boston, delivered gas flow. “Ten years ago, New England thought it was going to be at the head of the pipeline, because we had gas coming in from maritimes, LNG imports coming in from Canada, Suez, and all of this gas was going to flow west to serve markets – major changes were made in Algonquin to facilitate that east to west flow. “And then the market changed,” he revealed. “Cheap gas is here and it's in the Marcellus shale. Basically, the market wanted to get their gas from the west to the extent they could.” Gas was seeing great growth as a fuel source in New England, according to Mr. Kruse. “In the year 2000, it counted for about 15% of the electricity; in 2012, 52% - a dramatic growth, which has resulted in records in terms of throughput for gas-fired generation.”

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01 ноября 2013, 20:23

Northeast Utilities Misses on Earnings & Revs - Analyst Blog

Northeast Utilities' top- and bottom-line results missed the Zacks Consensus Estimates in the third quarter of 2013.

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01 ноября 2013, 01:01

Northeast Utilities misses by $0.07

Northeast Utilities (NU): FQ3 EPS of $0.66 misses by $0.07.Revenue of $1.89B misses by $0.01B. (PR) Post your comment!

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02 октября 2013, 19:42

Northeast Utilities Stays Neutral - Analyst Blog

We maintain our Neutral recommendation on Northeast Utilities.