Discretionary Usage & Baseline Demand, a Look Inside - Research Report on Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais, CPFL Energia S.A.,

  Discretionary Usage & Baseline Demand, a Look Inside - Research Report on
Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais, CPFL Energia S.A., FirstEnergy Corp., Duke
                      Energy Corp and Exelon Corporation

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, February 28, 2013

NEW YORK, February 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting
Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais (NYSE:CIG), CPFL Energia S.A. (NYSE:CPL),
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE), Duke Energy Corp (NYSE:DUK) and Exelon
Corporation (NYSE:EXC). Today's readers may access these reports free of
charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings -
via the links below.

Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais Research Report

Brazilian Utility Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais paid the first
installment of extraordinary dividend on January 15 this year, totalling $604
million or 71 cents per share. A Motley Fool analyst says shares slightly fell
a few months ago when the Brazilian government announced plans to cut
electricity rates to reduce customers' costs and make companies more
competitive. The analyst is unsure of the impact on profitability and if
policies can achieve the same goals by reducing taxes instead, in addition to
the uncertainty generated by the continuation its dividend yield of more than
17%. The Full Research Report on Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais - including
full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/19a2_CIG]

CPFL Energia S.A. Research Report

CPFL Energia is one of Brazil's utilities hurt by the threat of electric power
rationing, due to lackluster rainfall and low rivers which would be a major
problem for the country's hydroelectric dams, which power 85 percent of
Brazil. In fact, the stock did push the Utilities sector lower this month,
only to bounce back up 1.13 percent to $11.61 per share today. However, The
Street cites strengths in revenue, net income and return on equity, countering
the relatively poor debt management, poor profit margins and weak operating
cash flow. The Full Research Report on CPFL Energia S.A. - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to
download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/4087_CPL]

FirstEnergy Corp. Research Report

FirstEnergy reported lower numbers in fiscal year 2012 at earnings of $3.34
per share compared to $3.64 per share the previous year. Net income was $771
million and revenue came in at $15.3 billion, compared to $869 million and
$16.1 billion, respectively. The company incurred a host of expenses last year
including its decision to close old power plants, new regulatory and tax
charges, and placing a more conservative accounting system for pension
expenses. Declining industrial demand due to a sluggish regional economy also
affected the numbers, though management is optimistic with shale gas
development in Ohio and Pennsylvania. FirstEnergy expects demand for power to
increase by less than 1 percent this year, but could grow faster in the near
future if shale gas development pushes forward. The Full Research Report on
FirstEnergy Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and
price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/1560_FE]

Duke Energy Corp Research Report

Duke Energy announced it will begin inspections of piers and structures
located along the western shoreline of Lake Norman in Lincoln and Catawba
counties in early March, as part of its Structure Renovation/Removal Program.
Findings showed that about five percent of the piers on Duke Energy's lakes
are in need of major repair, according to the press release. In other news,
Duke saw its Q4 2012 earnings top Wall Street expectations after rising
electric rates and increased demand for power due to more extreme weather.
However, results were reduced by costs incurred by acquiring Progress Energy
in June to become the US's largest utility, and cost overruns at an Indiana
power plant. Duke reported net income of $435 million or 62 cents per share.
With the effect of the merger costs and other one-time charges removed, the
company earned 70 cents per share. Analysts had expected the company to earn
65 cents per share on an adjusted basis. In comparison, Duke posted net income
of $288 million last year, or 65 cents per share as a standalone company. The
Full Research Duke Energy Corp - including full detailed breakdown, analyst
ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/7bfd_DUK]

Exelon Corporation Research Report

Exelon reported revenue of $6.44 billion, compared to the expected revenue of
$8.26 billion, while GAAP reported sales were 57% higher than the prior-year
quarter's $3.99 billion. Meanwhile earnings per share came in at 64 cents,
meeting expectations. However GAAP EPS of 44 cents for Q4 was 52% lower than
the prior-year quarter's 91 cents per share. The dividend meanwhile was
announced at 53 cents per share, payable on March 8. For this year, Exelon
expects adjusted (non-GAAP) operating earnings of $2.35 to $2.65 per share,
citing mark-to-market adjustments from economic hedging activities, financial
impacts associated with the planned retirement of fossil generating units and
the sale in the fourth quarter of 2012 of three generating stations as
required by the merger, among others. The Full Research Report on Exelon
Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.investors-alliance.com/r/full_research_report/3f3b_EXC]

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