Midwest utilities: 1 buy & 1 hold

U.S. President Donald Trump recently pulled his country out of the 2015 Paris Accord on Climate Change. Even so, many U.S. states plan to keep forcing power producers to replace their coal-burning plants with renewable power sources such as wind and solar.

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Wall Street Stock Forecaster Hotline – Thursday, April 22, 2016

ALPHABET INC., Nasdaq symbols GOOG (class C non-voting), $718.77, and GOOGL (class A voting), $737.77, is the new holding company for Google’s Internet search business and its smaller, riskier operations. The company calls those smaller businesses its “Other Bets”; they sell home thermostats, high-speed Internet… Read More

Updating Alliant Energy Corp., Chevron Corp. and Fedex Corp.

ALLIANT ENERGY CORP. $62 (New York symbol LNT; Income Portfolio, Utilities sector; Shares outstanding: 113.4 million; Market cap: $7.0 billion; Price-to-sales ratio: 2.1; Dividend yield: 3.8%; TSINetwork Rating: Average; www.alliantenergy.com) sells power and natural gas to 1.4 million clients in Wisconsin, Iowa and Minnesota.

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