Hot Fund Activity in Utilities Stocks: EXC, CEG, CV, VE, TRP, WTR, SBS, EQT, ORA

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Van Eck Associates’ top holdings in the Utilities sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 9 stocks in the Utilities sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $25.339 million.

  • Exelon Corp. (NYSE:EXC): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 549,224 shares with a market value of $23,528,756. This comprised 0.06% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 219,941 shares with a market value of $9,371,686. This comprised 0.05% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -329,283. About Company: Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries distributes electricity to customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Exelon also distributes gas to customers in the Philadelphia area as well as operates nuclear power plants in states that include Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • Constellation Energy Group Inc. (NYSE:CEG): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 415,450 shares with a market value of $15,770,482. This comprised 0.04% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 163,452 shares with a market value of $6,220,983. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -251,998. About Company: Constellation Energy Group Inc. is public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates electric generation facilities located in various regions of the United States as well as operates an electric transmission and distribution utility company and a gas distribution utility company.
  • Central Vermont Public Service Corp. (NYSE:CV): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 0 shares. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 162,557 shares with a market value of $5,723,632. This comprised 0.03% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 162,557. About Company: Central Vermont Public Service Corporation purchases, produces, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity. The Company serves customers in Vermont. Central Vermont’s subsidiary distributes and sells electricity in parts of New Hampshire bordering the Connecticut River.
  • Veolia Environnement S.a. (NYSE:VE): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 231,866 shares with a market value of $6,571,082. This comprised 0.02% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 152,529 shares with a market value of $2,220,822. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -79,337. About Company: Veolia Environnement operates utility and public transportation businesses. The Company supplies drinking water, provides waste management services, manages and maintains heating and air conditioning systems, and operates rail and road passenger transportation systems.
  • Transcanada Corp. (NYSE:TRP): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 44,866 shares with a market value of $1,966,925. This comprised 0.01% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 21,363 shares with a market value of $864,988. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -23,503. About Company: TransCanada Corporation is the parent company of TransCanada PipeLines Limited. The Company is focused on natural gas transmission and power services. TransCanada’s network of pipeline transports the majority of Western Canada’s natural gas production to markets in Canada and the United States. The Company also has interests in power plants in Canada and the United States.
  • Aqua America Inc. (NYSE:WTR): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 32,444 shares with a market value of $713,119. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 16,245 shares with a market value of $350,405. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -16,199. About Company: Aqua America Inc. is a water utility company. The Company supplies water to residential, commercial, industrial, and public customers. Aqua America serves residents through its water and wastewater operations in the Northeastern Southeastern, and Midwestern United States.
  • Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De Sao Paulo (NYSE:SBS): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 13,370 shares with a market value of $797,788. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 6,684 shares with a market value of $309,803. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -6,686. About Company: Cia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (SABESP) collects, treats, and distributes water. The Company also engineers and constructs water distribution infrastructure and water treatment systems. SABESP operates in the Brazilian State of Sao Paulo.
  • Eqt Corporation (NYSE:EQT): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 9,544 shares with a market value of $501,251. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 4,545 shares with a market value of $242,521. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -4,999. About Company: EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on Appalachian area natural-gas supply, transmission and distribution. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offer natural gas products to wholesale and retail customers.
  • Ormat Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ORA): On 06/30/2011 reported holding 4,692 shares with a market value of $103,271. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011 reported holding 2,139 shares with a market value of $34,395. This comprised 0% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -2,553. About Company: Ormat Technologies Inc. designs, develops, builds, owns and operates geothermal power plants. The Company also designs, develops, and seeks to own and operate, recovered energy-based power plants using equipment that it designs and manufactures.

(Note: Data regarding Van Eck Associates’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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