Industry & Services >> Analyst Interviews >> July 1, 2016

Dividend Yield Remains Primary Appeal for Utilities

Burks, David B.
David B. Burks is Senior Vice President Senior Analyst for the utility and telecommunications industries at Hilliard Lyons. Mr. Burks, who has been covering the electric utilities and telecommunication industries since 1991, has been recognized nationally nine times for his stock recommendations. He has been designated a top stock picker in the electric utility category five times by Thomson Reuters (formerly Starmine). In 2016 he was named the number one electric utilities stock picker by Thomson Reuters. In addition, he has been designated a "Best on the Street" Analyst by The Wall Street Journal four times: three times for electric utilities and once for telecommunications. He has appeared numerous times on CNBC. Mr. Burks joined the Hilliard Lyons Research Department in 1983 and began his career as an Analyst in 1985. He holds an MBA and a B.S. in commerce from the University of Louisville. Profile
TWST: Can you tell us about your coverage area?

Mr. Burks: I follow about 15 utilities. They typically possess a combination of electric and gas operations and