Westar Energy (WR) and Great Plains Energy (GXP) are a step close to the proposed merger, with more than 90% shareholders of both companies approving the merger.
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In the third quarter, PG&E Corp (PCG) reported revenues of $4,517 million, down 6.1% from $4,810 million in the year-ago period.
Sempra Energy's (SRE) total revenues in the third quarter missed the consensus mark of $2,776.1 million by 3.5%.
Sempra Energy (SRE) continues to expect its 2017 earnings-per-share to remain in the earlier provided band of $5.00-$5.30.
As of Oct 20, earnings for the utilities were expected to drop 4%. Yet, a few S&P 500 utilities have delivered an earnings beat making us reasonably hopeful for a better cumulative earnings performance.
A disciplined cost-management system has been driving Sempra Energy's (SRE) earnings. Last quarter, the company posted a positive earnings surprise of 37.50%
Sempra Energy (SRE) is seeing favorable earnings estimate revision activity as of late, which is generally a precursor to an earnings beat.
Realizing the demand and prospects of renewable energy, Sempra Energy (SRE) has already started to add solar, wind and hydro assets to its portfolio.
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По сообщению издания «The Wall Street Journal», одной из крупнейших американских компаний-поставщиков природного газа «Sempra Energy», достигнуто соглашение о покупке энергетической компании «Oncor» за $9,45 млрд. В списке претендентов покупки «Oncor» также находился известный холдинг «Berkshire Hathaway», который принадлежит инвестору Уоррену Баффетту. Однако, по информации издания, предложение «Sempra Energy» оказалось выше суммы, на которую рассчитывал […]
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