Long-term contracts cut their risk

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. $31.75 (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; Units outstanding: 265.2 million; Market cap: $8.3 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 5.5%; www.brpfund.com) owns 196 hydroelectric generating stations, 11 wind farms and two natural-gas-fired plants. In all, it has 6,500 megawatts of generating… Read More

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. $32.00 – Toronto symbol BEP.UN

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. $32.00 (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; Units outstanding: 265.2 million; Market cap: $8.4 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 4.7%; www.brpfund.com) is buying the wind power assets of the Irish government’s Bord Gais Energy for $960 million.

The purchase includes 321 megawatts… Read More

Brookfield gains a foothold in Europe

Brookfield Renewable Energy currently generates hydroelectric and wind power in the U.S. (50% of output), Canada (35%) and Brazil (15%). The company is now expanding in Ireland with a big acquisition of wind farms. It aims to use this purchase as an entry point for… Read More

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. $31.49 – Toronto symbol BEP.UN

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. $31.49 (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; Units outstanding: 265.2 million; Market cap: $8.3 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 4.8%; www.brpfund.com) owns 196 hydroelectric generating stations, 11 wind farms and two natural-gas-fired plants. In all, it has 6,000 megawatts of generating… Read More

Strong cash flow keeps their yields high

BELL ALIANT INC. $26.87 (Toronto symbol BA; Shares outstanding: 227.8 million; Market cap: $6.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 7.1%; www.aliant.ca) sells phone and Internet services to 2.5 million customers in Atlantic Canada and rural Ontario and Quebec. It also provides wireless services through… Read More

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. $28.64 – Toronto symbol BEP.UN

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. $28.64 (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; Units outstanding: 265.2 million; Market cap: $7.6 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 5.3%; www.brpfund.com) owns 196 hydroelectric generating stations, 11 wind farms and two natural-gas-fired plants. In all, it has 5,900 megawatts of generating… Read More

High-yielding utilities both striving to expand their markets

BELL ALIANT INC. (Toronto symbol BA; www.aliant.ca) sells phone and Internet services to 2.5 million customers in Atlantic Canada and rural Ontario and Quebec. It also provides wireless services through an alliance with BCE, which owns 45% of Bell Aliant.

The company continues to replace copper… Read More

Two utilities for growth and high yields

BELL ALIANT INC. $26.76 (Toronto symbol BA; Shares outstanding: 227.8 million; Market cap: $6.1 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Average; Dividend yield: 7.1%; www.aliant.ca) sells phone and Internet services to 2.5 million customers in Atlantic Canada and rural Ontario and Quebec. It also provides wireless services through… Read More

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. $29.20 – Toronto symbol BEP.UN

BROOKFIELD RENEWABLE ENERGY PARTNERS L.P. $29.20 (Toronto symbol BEP.UN; Units outstanding: 265.2 million; Market cap: $7.7 billion; TSINetwork Rating: Extra Risk; Dividend yield: 5.0%; www.brpfund.com) owns 196 hydroelectric generating stations, 11 wind farms and two natural-gas-fired plants. In all, it has 5,900 megawatts of generating… Read More