Hot Utilities Stocks to Watch on Investor Radars This Week

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about those large cap companies in the Utilties sector that have had a positive return over the past week, in spite of the overall market’s dive.

  • TC Pipelines, LP (NASDAQ:TCLP): This company’s stock has returned 3.28% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $43.76 and its market capitalization is $2,339,968,000. About the company: TC Pipelines, LP acquires, owns, and participates in the management of United States-based pipeline assets. The Company owns interest in the Northern Border Pipeline Company, the owner of an interstate pipeline system that transports natural gas from the Montana-Saskatchewan border to natural gas markets in the Midwestern United States.
  • Western Gas Partners, LP (NYSE:WES): This company’s stock has returned 3.10% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $34.30 and its market capitalization is $1,984,416,000. About the company: Western Gas Partners LP owns, operates, acquires, and develops midstream energy assets. With midstream assets in East Texas, the Rocky Mountains, the Mid-Continent and West Texas, the partnership is in the business of gathering, compressing, treating and transporting natural gas.
  • Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD): This company’s stock has returned 2.39% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $40.74 and its market capitalization is $34,643,350,000. About the company: Enterprise Products Partners L.P. provides processing and transportation services to producers and consumers of natural gas liquids. The Company generally processes products that are ultimately used as feedstocks in petrochemical manufacturing, in the production of motor gasoline, and as fuel for residential and commercial heating.
  • Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP): This company’s stock has returned 2.38% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $44.73 and its market capitalization is $9,341,617,000. About the company: Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. owns and operates a diversified portfolio of energy assets. The Company’s operations include natural gas gathering and transportation pipelines, with natural gas treating and processing assets located in Texas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Energy Transfer markets propane from retail locations in various states across the United States.
  • Duncan Energy Partners L.P. (NYSE:DEP): This company’s stock has returned 2.13% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $40.72 and its market capitalization is $2,352,416,000. About the company: Duncan Energy Partners L.P. gathers, transports, markets and stores natural gas, natural gas liquids and petrochemicals.
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE:KMP): This company’s stock has returned 1.75% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $69.22 and its market capitalization is $22,822,450,000. About the company: Kinder Morgan Energy Partners, L.P., is a pipeline transportation and energy storage company. The Company operates pipelines and terminals. The pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, carbon dioxide and other products; and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals, and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke.
  • El Paso Corporation (NYSE:EP): This company’s stock has returned 1.73% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $18.24 and its market capitalization is $14,049,320,000. About the company: El Paso Corporation operates natural gas pipeline and storage facilities, transports natural gas, and imports liquefied natural gas. El Paso also explores for and produces natural gas. The Company has operations in the United States, Brazil, and Egypt.
  • Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (NYSE:ETE): This company’s stock has returned 1.65% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $37.51 and its market capitalization is $8,363,706,000. About the company: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. owns equity interests in Energy Transfer Partners, a limited partnership involved in the natural gas midstream, transportation, and storage business, as well as a retail propane business.
  • Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. (NYSE:PNY): This company’s stock has returned 1.57% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $28.48 and its market capitalization is $2,049,915,000. About the company: Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc. is an energy and services company that primarily transports, distributes, and sells natural gas. The Company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee. Piedmont also, through subsidiaries, markets natural gas to customers in Georgia, and distributes propane in various states.
  • Cleco Corporation (NYSE:CNL): This company’s stock has returned 1.53% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $32.62 and its market capitalization is $1,989,143,000. About the company: Cleco Corporation generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy to customers in Louisiana. The Company, through a subsidiary, also markets energy and energy management services. In addition, the Company is involved in energy asset development opportunities in the Southeastern region of the United States.
  • El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE): This company’s stock has returned 1.49% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $33.28 and its market capitalization is $1,391,865,000. About the company: El Paso Electric Company generates, distributes, and transmits electricity in west Texas and southern New Mexico. The Company also serves wholesale customers in Texas, New Mexico, California, and Mexico. El Paso Electric owns or has partial ownership interests in electrical generating facilities.
  • El Paso Pipeline Partners, L.P. (NYSE:EPB): This company’s stock has returned 1.35% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $34.50 and its market capitalization is $7,241,243,000. About the company: El Paso Pipeline Partners, LP. owns and operates natural gas transportation pipelines, storage and other midstream assets.
  • Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR): This company’s stock has returned 1.33% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $21.26 and its market capitalization is $2,942,493,000. About the 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.
  • MarkWest Energy Partners, L.P. (NYSE:MWE): This company’s stock has returned 1.23% over the week-to-date period. The stock recently traded at $44.45 and its market capitalization is $3,519,778,000. About the company: MarkWest Energy Partners, LP, gathers and processes natural gas and transports, fractionates, and stores natural gas liquids. The Company processes gas from the Appalachian basin and from Michigan.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from screener.co.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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