The diversified energy company reported first-quarter earnings Tuesday of 82 cents a share, up from year-earlier earnings of 75 cents a share and ahead of analysts' estimates of 81 cents."Higher earnings were driven primarily by two incremental months of owning Allegheny Energy, the roll-off of outage costs including a nuclear refueling, lower interest and decreased general taxes," KeyBanc Capital Markets analysts wrote in a report Tuesday. Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 4.7%
Noble Energy The energy company reported on April 26 first-quarter earnings of $263 million, or $1.47 per share, up from year-earlier earnings of $14 million, or 8 cents. "Noble's strong 1Q earnings reflected the scale of its Colorado Niobrara acreage, which is providing near-term cash flow until several global mega-projects come on line," Sterne Agee analysts wrote in an April 27 report. "While we are modestly reducing '12 estimates to reflect wider NGL differentials and slightly lower Israel natural gas production estimates, we are increasing '13 estimates to better reflect the Niobrara impact." Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 0.9%
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