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Stocks D / Dominion Resources
|Subject: Re: Dominion Dealings||Date: 7/12/2009 8:09 PM|
|Author: TMFBreakerTAllan||Number: 174 of 175|
I have been buying D regularly for the past three years. I like the trend in the natural gas business of simply becoming the distributor, rather than taking a stake in the commodity pricing and allowing others to buy and sell the gas to consumers (where allowed.)
I also like the long term population trends - increasing - for the southeast where most of D's holdings are in.
Aside from those two differentiators, I don't really dig too deep to differentiate D from other utilities.
The dividend payout is high in comparison to the industry right now, though. http://www.reuters.com/finance/stocks/ratios?symbol=D.N&...
I would watch that ratio for awhile if you are comparing other utilities.
However, I am happy with my investment so far, especially as I reinvest the dividends.
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