5 Utilities Stocks Trading With High Volume This Morning

96 percent of the stocks in the Utilities (NYSE:XLU) sector are up today’s market rally. Through the early part of trading on Wednesday, September 7, 2011, these stocks are very active in the Utilities (NYSE:XLU) sector.

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Shares of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) have a dollar volume of $43.5 million based on a current price of $41.16(-8 cents) and 1.1 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From August 8, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had risen $2.91 (7.6%) from $38.33 to $41.24. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 25, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 3.9% (+$1.45). It saw one of its worst periods between May 19, 2011 and May 27, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 2.5% (-$1.01).

Shares of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 2.2 million shares trading hands at $18.68(+4 cents), making up a dollar volume of $40.7 million.

Stock Price Performance: From August 8, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.61 (9.5%) from $17.03 to $18.64. It saw one of its worst periods between November 4, 2010 and November 17, 2010 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 3.8% (-67 cents). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 13, 2010 and October 21, 2010 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 1.5% (+25 cents).

Shares of NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE) have a dollar volume of $46.6 million based on a current price of $54.65(-46 cents) and 852,131 shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From August 8, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.38 (10.8%) from $49.67 to $55.05. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between March 28, 2011 and April 6, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 5.2% (+$2.74). It saw one of its worst periods between November 4, 2010 and November 17, 2010 when shares fell for 10 straight trading days, falling 5.1% (-$2.69).

Shares of Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE:ED) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market. There are 468,104 shares trading hands at $55.78(0 cents), making up a dollar volume of $26.1 million.

Stock Price Performance: From August 8, 2011, to September 6, 2011, the stock price had risen $5.93 (11.9%) from $49.85 to $55.78. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares rose for nine straight trading days, rising 4.6% (+$2.26). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 2.5% (-$1.35).

Shares of El Paso Corporation (NYSE:EP) have a dollar volume of $27.3 million based on a current price of $19.04(+49 cents) and 1.4 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: From July 8, 2011, to September 2, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.57 (-7.8%) from $20.20 to $18.63. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.2% (+$1.02). It saw one of its worst periods between July 27, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 15.4% (-$3.21).

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