Large Cap Utilties Stocks are Down in Today’s Trading

Large cap utilities stocks followed other stocks down in today’s trading.  Traders are concerned at the prospect of Greece defaulting on its debt, as well as the recent MF Global bankruptcy filing.

Following is some information on the stock price performance of five of the largest companies in the Utilities sector.

  • Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB): The shares recently traded at $29.83, down $0.28, or 0.93%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $20.98 to $33.47 and its market capitalization is $17.57 billion.  About the company: The Williams Companies, Inc. is an integrated natural gas company that produces, gathers, processes, and transports natural gas.  The Company’s operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, the Eastern Seaboard, and the province of Alberta in Canada.
  • El Paso Corporation (NYSE:EP): The shares recently traded at $24.84, down $0.17, or 0.72%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $12.51 to $25.73 and its market capitalization is $19.13 billion.  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.
  • Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC): The shares recently traded at $43.78, down $0.61, or 1.37%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $39.05 to $45.27 and its market capitalization is $29.05 billion.  About the 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.
  • Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK): The shares recently traded at $20.25, down $0.17, or 0.88%, on the day.  The shares recently traded at $16.87 to $20.73 and its market capitalization is $26.7 billion.  About the company: Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company located primarily in the Americas that owns an integrated network of energy asset.  The Company manages a portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery, and trading businesses in the United States and Latin America.
  • The Southern Company (NYSE:SO): The shares recently traded at $42.78, down $0.42, or 0.97%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $45.73 to $43.95 and its market capitalization is $36.88 billion. About the company: Southern Company is a public utility holding company.  The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, wholesales, and retails electricity in the southeastern United States.  The Company also offers wireless telecommunications services, and provides businesses with two-way radio, telephone, paging, and Internet access services as well as wholesales fiber optic solutions.

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

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