$ALE (ALLETE, Inc.)

$ALE {{ '2016-08-01T17:39:12+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$ALE said that its BoD has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.52 per share of common stock. On an annual basis, the dividend is equivalent to $2.08 per share, unchanged from the previous quarter. The regular quarterly dividend is payable Sept. 1, 2016 to common stock shareholders of record at the close of business on Aug. 15, 2016.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:31:43+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMI plans to cover all of its financial growth CapEx with the use of its surplus cash flow, without the need to access equity or debt markets. The company, however, will be accessing debt markets to refinance maturing debt.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:25:38+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

Commenting on its intention to the share buyback, $KMI said it is interested in the opportunistic purchases of shares, particularly since the company's share to DCF ratio is about five turns below the peer group average.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:19:56+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

$KMI's distributable cash flow (DCF), a commonly used metric to measure the ability of assets to generate cash earnings, was $1.02Bil for 2Q17, down slightly from $1.05Bil a year ago. The decline was primarily attributable to the sale of 50% of Southern Natural Gas Company and the Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd (KML) IPO transaction.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-20T18:04:59+0000' | timeago}} • Webcast

At the end of 2Q17, $KMI's backlog stood at $12.2Bil. The company had new project additions in gas and CO2 which outpaced projects that were placed in service primarily in the terminals segment. The company continues to build out this backlog which it expects will contribute significant EBITDA to the segments when complete.

$AVA {{ '2017-07-20T15:33:22+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Energy company $AVA has agreed to be acquired by Canada-based power transmission firm Hydro One Ltd. The acquisition will be accretive to earnings in the mid-single digits in the first full year of operation. Avista shareholders will receive $53 per share. Hydro will fund the transaction with C$1.4Bil of its common equity and US$2.6Bil of debt.

$CMS {{ '2017-07-20T15:17:05+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $CMS declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 33.25 cents per share. The dividend is payable on Aug. 31, 2017 to shareholders of record on Aug. 4, 2017.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:48:08+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI BoD approved a cash dividend of $0.125 per share for 2Q17. The dividend is payable on Aug. 15, 2017, to common shareholders of record as of the close of business on July 31, 2017. $KMI also expects to declare an annual dividend of $0.80 per share for 2018, a 60% increase from the expected 2017 dividend.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:40:34+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As a result of the recent IPO of its canadian assets, $KMI now expects to end FY17 with a net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio of approx. 5.2 times and growth capital investment of $3.1Bil. The company had earlier budgeted to invest $3.2Bil in growth projects and end the year with a net debt-to-Adjusted EBITDA ratio of approx. 5.4 times.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:36:31+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI, that recently had successful IPO of its Canadian business, posted a 7% increase in revenue for 2Q17 to $3.37Bil. The energy infrastructure company earned $337MM, or $0.15 per share, a slight increase from $333MM a year ago.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T21:15:38+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$KMI forecast to raise dividend by 60% for 2018, the first increase since Dec. 2015. The company, at the end of 2015, slashed its dividend by 75% in order to cut costs and survive during the oil downturn. The company plans to increase its dividend to $1.00 per share in 2019 and $1.25 per share in 2020, a growth rate of 25% annually. The board also authorized a $2Bil share buyback program.

$KMI {{ '2017-07-19T20:37:01+0000' | timeago}} • Infographic

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$PEG {{ '2017-07-18T14:34:46+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

The BoD of $PEG declared a 3Q17 dividend on the outstanding common stock of $0.43 per share. The dividend is payable on or before Sept. 29, 2017 to shareholders of record on Sept. 8, 2017.

$AES {{ '2017-07-17T21:30:02+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$AES declared a quarterly common stock dividend of $0.12 per share payable on August 17, 2017, to shareholders of record on August 3, 2017.

$SO {{ '2017-07-17T19:44:39+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$SO announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.58 per share on the company's common stock, payable September 6, 2017, to shareholders of record as of August 21, 2017.

$DUK {{ '2017-07-14T16:28:58+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

$DUK to build three solar facilities in Northern Kentucky. Approx 31,500 solar panels are expected to generate about 6.8 megawatts of electricity when they start to work. Duke Energy plans to start the construction later this summer and majority of the construction activity is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

$NI {{ '2017-07-14T13:35:32+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Utility company $NI has appointed Eric L Butler to its BoD, effective July 10, 2017. Currently, Butler serves as EVP, chief administrative officer and corporate secretary at Union Pacific Corp. Earlier, he served Union Pacific as VP and general manager of Industrial Products for seven years.

$TU {{ '2017-07-13T14:39:52+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Canadian telecom firm $TU has partnered with cloud solutions provider $RNG to launch the TELUS Business Connect Mobile, as part of expanding the company’s cloud communications portfolio in Canada. The solution is designed to drive productivity and cost savings for businesses.

$SO {{ '2017-07-12T20:41:20+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Energy company $SO and its subsidiary Gulf Power have launched the latest battery storage research project. The project is envisaged to demonstrate the capabilities of an energy storage system designed to help industrial and commercial customers store and use energy. It is expected to boost development of battery storage technology in the company.

$WR {{ '2017-07-10T11:55:17+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

Upon closing of the merger between $WR and $GXP, Westar Energy CEO Mark Ruelle will become the Non-Executive Chairman of the new company Board. Terry Bassham, CEO of Great Plains, will serve as CEO of the new company and will also be part of the Board.

$WR {{ '2017-07-10T11:51:13+0000' | timeago}} • Announcement

As per merger agreement between $WR and $GXP, Westar shareholders will exchange each share of $WR common stock for a share in the combined company. Great Plains shareholders will receive 0.5981 shares of common stock in the new holding company for each $GXP share. The merger will result in approx 15% dividend increase for $WR shareholders.

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