May 27, 2014, 11:27 AM
- Noting that Berkshire Hathaway's (BRK.A, BRK.B) Warren Buffett has suggested he will hunt for his next big acquisition among energy companies, Reuters speculates that strong candidates that fit Buffett's style could include Baker Hughes (BHI), Williams Partners (WPZ) and Pinnacle West Capital (PNW).
- BHI has a fat ~$30B market cap but is trading at a discount to peers on several key metrics, WPZ sports the competitive advantage of its ownership of the Transco gas mainline which runs from Texas to New York, while PNW may be on the smallish side but offers strong cash flow from operations and reasonable debt.
May 30, 2013, 9:38 AMSunTrust analyst Ali Agha doesn't expect a competing bid against Berkshire's offer for NVE Energy (NVE +22.7%), but he lists small- and mid-cap utilities with a one- or two-state focus that could be viewed as potential takeover targets: CMS Energy (CMS +1.8%), Great Plains Energy (GXP +3%), PNM Resources (PNM +1.9%), Pinnacle West (PNW +2.3%), Teco Energy (TE +0.3%). | May 30, 2013, 9:38 AM