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Pinnacle West Capital Corporation: Pinnacle West Lowers Capital Expenditure Outlook Due to Pending Rate Case

Symbols
PNW
Sector(s)
Utilities
Rating
Current Price
$81.77
Fair Value
Economic Moat
Stewardship
Summary

Pinnacle West is a holding company whose principle subsidiary is Arizona Public Service. APS is a vertically integrated regulated utility that provides electric service to 1.3 million customers over a 35,000-square-mile service territory in Arizona, including the city of Phoenix. Approximately 35% of power sold comes from the company's 29% interest in the nearly 4-gigawatt Palo Verde nuclear plant. Operated by APS, Palo Verde is the largest nuclear plant in the U.S. APS has invested approximately $675 million in the utility-scale photovoltaic solar plants as part of the AZ Sun Program, resulting in 170 MW of solar capacity owned by APS and over 1,000 MW of contracted solar energy from power purchase agreements.

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Analyst Profile

Charles Fishman

Equity Analyst
Charles Fishman, CFA, is an equity analyst for Morningstar Research Services LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Morningstar, Inc. He covers utilities.Before joining Morningstar in 2012, Fishman spent 12 years as an analyst covering utilities and alternative energy stocks for A.G. Edwards, Piper Jaffray, and Pritchard Capital. Before becoming an analyst, Fishman was the president of the subsidiaries of two NYSE-listed companies that were early entrants to the independent power industry. Both companies underwent initial public offerings during his 13 years as a senior manager.Fishman holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Purdue University, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He also holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.