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January 25, 2011 08:14 ET

Opinions on Ameren Corporation and Centerpoint Energy Inc. -- Diversified Utilities Helped and Hurt by Cold Weather

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - January 25, 2011) - 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 to have free access to these researches. 

Diversified utility companies are faring slightly better than their specialized counterparts. Fluctuations in power demand and varying weather conditions have driven revenues in some areas and hurt others. Companies providing power through a combination of electric and natural gas facilities are performing steadily as a whole. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the diversified utilities industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the diversified utilities industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Ameren Corporation and Centerpoint Energy Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

The biggest obstacle for diversified utility companies appears to be infrastructure related costs. Ameren Corporation recently had a rate hike approved by the Missouri Public Commission to cover the increased cost of delivering power and upgrading existing infrastructure. Investors looking for free research on Ameren Corporation are welcome to sign up at

Other utility companies seem to be reaping the benefits of improved efficiency as a result of infrastructure improvements made earlier. Centerpoint Energy Inc. just announced it would be raising its dividend for the 6th consecutive year on the backing of steady electric and natural gas revenues. Investors looking for free research on Centerpoint Energy Inc. are welcome to sign up at

Overall, diversified utilities are in good shape since the beginning of the year. At the moment, lower than expected temperatures are driving natural gas demand and are offsetting weaker electric demand. Negatively, weather related damage and expenses are denting revenues for some within the industry. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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