Utilities Sector Reports Financial Results, Dividends, and Newly Appointed Leaders - Research Report on Alliant Energy, Pepco Holdings, Aqua America, ITC Holdings, and Endesa Chile

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NEW YORK, August 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Today, Analysts' Corner announced new research reports highlighting Alliant Energy Corporation (LNT), Pepco Holdings, Inc. (POM), Aqua America, Inc. (WTR), ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC), and Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA (EOC). Today's readers may access these reports free of charge - including full price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings - via the links below.

Alliant Energy Corporation Research Report

On July 29, 2013, Alliant Energy Corporation (Alliant Energy) announced the appointment of Susan D. Whiting as a new Director of Alliant Energy. Commenting on the news, Patricia L. Kampling, Chairman, President, and CEO of Alliant Energy, said, "She brings a wealth of experience in customer relations, communications and marketing, government and public affairs, corporate social responsibility, and diversity initiatives." Prior to joining Alliant Energy, Ms. Whiting has served as Vice Chair at Nielsen since 2008 and she also became Chief Diversity Officer at Nielsen in 2010. The Full Research Report on Alliant Energy Corporation - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/f58a_LNT]

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Pepco Holdings, Inc. Research Report

On July 25, 2013, Pepco Holdings, Inc. (Pepco Holdings) announced that the Company's Board of Directors has approved a dividend on common stock of $0.27 per share payable on September 30, 2013, to shareholders of record as of September 10, 2013. The Full Research Report on Pepco Holdings, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/2d29_POM]

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Aqua America, Inc. Research Report

On July 17, 2013, Aqua America, Inc. (Aqua America) announced that the Company scheduled the release of its Q2 2013 financial results on August 7, 2013. The Company also informed that, on the same day, it will host a conference call at 11:00 a.m. EDT to discuss the results with financial analysts. As stated in the announcement, the conference call will be available through live webcast and can be accessed over the Internet via Aqua America's website. Aqua America also informed that archive of the conference call will be available in the Investor Relations section of the Company's website for 90 days following the call. The Full Research Report on Aqua America, Inc. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/3761_WTR]

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ITC Holdings Corp. Research Report

On July 24, 2013, ITC Holdings Corp. (ITC Holdings) reported its Q2 2013 financial results. Operating revenues were up 16.4% YoY to $229.8 million. Net income stood at $47.4 million or $0.90 per diluted share, compared to $42.4 million or $0.81 per diluted share in Q2 2012. Joseph L. Welch, Chairman, President, and CEO of ITC Holdings, said, "This quarter proved to be active on all fronts, both for our stand-alone business as well as for our transaction with Entergy, despite the impact of continuing inclement weather, we are making solid progress on our stand-alone plans for 2013 and remain poised to meet our overall objectives for the year. We were pleased to receive FERC's approval of the transaction last month and look forward to continuing to constructively work through the regulatory process at the state and local level in order to advance the transaction to a successful closing in 2013." For full-year 2013, the Company affirmed its operating EPS guidance of $4.80 to $5.00, excluding any impact of the Entergy transaction. The Full Research Report on ITC Holdings Corp. - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/cb13_ITC]

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Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA Research Report

On July 24, 2013, Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA (Endesa Chile) reported results for the H1 2013. Reported revenues were down 9.9% YoY to Ch$1.0 trillion, due to lower energy sales which stood at Ch$983.8 billion. During H1 2013, the Company's EBITDA increased by 9.6% YoY to Ch$382.4 billion. Power generation of the Company totaled 24,041.4 GWh (Giga watt), a decrease of 5.5% YoY due to lower generation levels in Argentina. Energy sales stood at 27,327.1 GWh, compared to 28,745.8 GWh in H1 2012. The Full Research Report on Empresa Nacional de Electricidad SA - including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets - is available to download free of charge at: [http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/a4b1_EOC]

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