SCANA Corp Dividend Stock Analysis

SCANA Corp (SCG) is an electric and gas utility company operating in North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia. It owns nuclear, coal, hydro, natural gas and oil, and biomass generating facilities. The major subsidiaries include:

  • South Carolina Electric & Gas – provides electricity and natural gas throughout South Carolina. A regulated public utility and principal subsidiary of SCANA Corporation, SCE&G generates, transmits, distributes and sells electricity to over half a million customers in 24 counties and provides natural gas to customers in 36 counties.
  • PSNC Energy – provides natural gas services in North Carolina. A regulated public utility, PSNC Energy purchases, sells and transports natural gas to more than 508,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers.
  • SCANA Energy – markets natural gas services in Georgia. A leading natural gas marketer, SCANA Energy serves about 460,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers statewide.
  • Other subsidiaries include: SCANA Energy Marketing Inc (markets natural gas and provides energy-related services), SCANA Services Inc (provides administration, management, and other services to SCANA subsidiaries), South Carolina Generating Company Inc (supplies electricity for SCE&G), and South Carolina Fuel Company Inc (fuel supplier for SCE&G).

SCANA Corp is a Dividend Contender having raised dividends for 15 consecutive years and has a Chowder Rule of 5.8. The new nuclear facility construction in S.Carolina is seeing higher costs and delays resulting in a credit rating downgrade from both Moody’s and Fitch. Is the company a buy at the current level?

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