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Washing out: the next water cycle

Washing out: the next water cycle

Investors in utility stocks are often drawn to the reliable business models that underpin their performance. The water sector is no different. Enormous asset bases and regulated returns allow companies to carry more leverage than would be tolerated in other sectors, while dividend payments are pretty generous. True, it's a sector susceptible to regular regulatory upheaval, but proposals are often deliberated over for a long time, and well in advance of any real, concrete change. 

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