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November 19, 2010 08:11 ET

Equity Research on Ameren Corporation and Centerpoint Energy Inc. - Utilities Hope Efficiency Upgrades Pay Dividends This Winter

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - November 19, 2010) -  www.stockcall.com/ offers investors comprehensive research on the diversified utilities industry and has completed analytical research on Ameren Corporation (NYSE: AEE) and Centerpoint Energy Inc. (NYSE: CNP). Register with us today at www.stockcall.com/ to have free access to these researches. 

The winter season typically provides utility companies with a revenue boost from higher consumer heating bills. Utility companies may be in line for even stronger revenues after a year of heavy investing into plant efficiency and clean technology. Register now at https://stockcall.com/development/stockcall/page.php?name=register.html to have free access to our reports on the diversified utilities industry.

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Many utility companies throughout the country invested hundreds of millions into plant upgrades and environmentally friendly technology. As the winter season approaches, the dividends of all these improvements may finally be seen. Visit www.stockcall.com/ to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

Some uncertainty does remain for the industry though. The extent to which the plant improvements will improve revenues and margins is still speculative at this point. State regulators which determine how much utilities can charge consumers could pose a problem for utility revenues in several parts of the country.

Overall, utility companies are optimistic that increased consumer usage in combination with efficiency improvements will lead to better than average winter revenues for the remainder of 2010. Last week's drop in natural gas prices also bodes well for the utility industry as a whole. 

Earnings for the industry show Centerpoint Energy Inc. reporting net profit of $123 million on a revenue decline of 17% to $1.6 billion. Centerpoint Energy Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at www.stockcall.com/CNP191110.pdf

On the other hand, Ameren Corporation saw a third quarter loss of $167 million whilst revenue jumped to $2.25 billion. Ameren Corporation research report is accessible for free by registering today at www.stockcall.com/AEE191110.pdf

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