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Nuclear Energy Is In Decline But 3 Industry Stocks Have Strong Profitability

Stocks in this article: PNW SO WR

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1. Westar Energy, Inc. ( WR): Engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity. Market cap at $4.B, most recent closing price at $31.49.

TTM gross margin at 37.51% vs. industry average at 29.68%. TTM operating margin at 26.19% vs. industry average at 19.42%. TTM pretax margin at 19.08% vs. industry average at 13.06%.

Westar Energy is a majority owner of Kansas's Wolf Creek Generating Station, which received a sixty-year renewal license from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in 2008.


2. Pinnacle West ( PNW): Provides retail and wholesale electric services primarily in the State of Arizona. Market cap at $6.23B, most recent closing price at $56.66.

TTM gross margin at 38.56% vs. industry average at 29.57%. TTM operating margin at 26.45% vs. industry average at 19.38%. TTM pretax margin at 20.96% vs. industry average at 13.05%.

The company's Arizona Public Service affiliate serves as operator and co-owner of the Palo Verde Nuclear Generation Station, the country's largest nuclear generation facility.

3. Southern Company ( SO): Operates as a utility company that provides electric service in the southeastern United States. Market cap at $38.55B, most recent closing price at $44.26.

TTM gross margin at 37.76% vs. industry average at 29.68%. TTM operating margin at 26.99% vs. industry average at 19.42%. TTM pretax margin at 19.57% vs. industry average at 13.06%.

The company's nuclear energy operating company, Southern Nuclear, operates the Farley, Hatch, and Vogtle plants, which provide roughly 20% of Alabama and Georgia's electricity. It is currently building the Vogtle 3 and 4 facilities.

( List compiled by Mary-Lynn Cesar)

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