Rate Base Growth, Disaster Preparedness Powering Greater Returns - Research Report on AES, Edison International, PEG and Entergy

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NEW YORK,  March 4, 2013  /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Investors Alliance announced new research reports highlighting The AES
Corporation (NYSE: AES), Edison International (NYSE: EIX), Portland General
Electric Company (NYSE: POR), Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) and
Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR). Today's readers may access these reports free
of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings
- via the links below.

The AES Corporation Research Report

AES reported strong results, with adjusted earnings per share totaling  $1.24 
for 2012, up 22 percent year-over-year. In the fourth quarter, the company
highlighted new strategies like improving its operating performance and its
portfolio to increase profitability and cash flow. Moving forward, the company
expects to continue implementing this strategy to drive growth and enhance value
for shareholders. In 2012, the company completed construction of 447 MW of
installed capacity, and the company is also on track to complete an additional
2181 MW of capacity in 2015.  These structural investments are expected to drive
growth in the future. For 2013, AES expects to gain adjusted EPS of  $1.24 to
$1.32, in line with analysts' estimates of  $1.27. By increasing its capacity to
supply electricity and by improving operations, the company is positioning
itself for long-term growth. The Full Research Report on The AES Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:


Edison International Research Report

Edison reported a significant increase in core earnings driven by the Southern
California Edison's (SCE) 2012 General Rate Case, approved by the California
Public Utilities Commission. Rate bases determine the value of a utility
company's assets, helping local governments determine the price that it should
charge its customers. Edison International CEO commends Southern California
Edison's ability to deliver rate base growth and is excited to continue
delivering reliable and affordable electricity to customers. Following this
result, Wunderlich Securities reiterated their buy rating on Edison
International and raised its price target from  $49 to $51. With good results
and a higher rate base, the company is expecting sustainable growth in both
earnings and dividends. The Full Research Report on Edison International -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is
available to download free of charge at:


Portland General Electric Company Research Report

PGE pleased investors with its reported net income of  $141 million  or  $1.87 
per diluted share compared to  $147 million  or  $1.95  per diluted share for
2011. PGE Chief Executive Officer  Jim Piro  notes that the company's delivery
system and generating facilities performed well in the year. To increase
revenue, the company requested approximately 6 percent rise in customer prices,
with regulatory approval due before the end of 2013. Moving forward, the company
will invest more on distribution infrastructure, improve existing power plants,
update wind forecasting systems and establish disaster-preparedness centers. It
will also construct a 220 megawatt plant with online data expected in 2015.  The
Full Research Report on Portland General Electric Company - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download
free of charge at:


Public Service Enterprise Group Research Report

PSE&G is proud of its accomplishments in the past year, reporting operating
earnings of  $2.44  per share. The company recognizes the challenge that
Superstorm Sandy gave during the fourth quarter, and is now investing to prevent
similar cases in the future. In light of this, the company made a 3.9 billion
10-year proposal for its "Energy Strong" program. The program would protect more
than 40 utility installations from storm surges. It would strengthen
distribution lines and make electric grids easier to repair. The company is also
increasing capital investment to increase earnings and deliver better returns.
The Full Research Report on Public Service Enterprise Group - including full
detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download
free of charge


Entergy Corporation Research Report

Entergy remains focused on safety and operational excellence. The company is
particularly excited in joining the Midwest Independent Transmission System
Operator, a regional transmission organization. It also plans to spin off and
then merge its electric transmission business with a subsidiary of ITC. The deal
is expected to close within the year, subject to regulatory approval and ITC
shareholder approval. In the long term, the company expects around 6 percent
growth in its utility net income. The Full Research Report on Entergy
Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets - is available to download free of charge at:


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