Sector Review: Action in the Utilities Sector on Dec 16th

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Utilities (NYSE:XLU) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • Consolidated Water Co (NASDAQ:CWCO): The shares closed at $9.23, up $0.71, or 8.33%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $134.40 million. About the company: Consolidated Water Co., Ltd. develops and operates water production and distribution systems in the Caribbean region and in other locations. In addition to its water production and distribution business in the Cayman Islands, the Company is also reviewing opportunities to build and/or operate reverse osmosis or other types of water production and distribution facilities in the Bahamas. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Oneok Partners LP (NYSE:OKS): The shares closed at $56.80, up $2.73, or 5.05%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $11.58 billion. About the company: ONEOK Partners, L.P., through a subsidiary limited partnership, owns a general partner interest in a master limited partnership. The partnership owns an interstate pipeline system that transports natural gas primarily in the upper Midwest and Mid Continent regions of the United States. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Huaneng Power Intl., Inc (NYSE:HNP): The shares closed at $21.02, up $0.94, or 4.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.39 billion. About the company: Huaneng Power International, Inc. develops, constructs, owns and operates coal-fired power plants throughout China. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • EDENOR S.A. (NYSE:EDN): The shares closed at $6.09, up $0.24, or 4.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $273.15 million. About the company: Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. distributes and sells electricity in the north-eastern region of greater Buenos Aires. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN): The shares closed at $48.64, up $1.71, or 3.64%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.51 billion. About the company: Energen Corporation is a diversified energy holding company. The Company acquires, develops, explores, and produces oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids in the continental United States. The Company also purchases, distributes and sells natural gas, principally in central and north Alabama. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Losers (% price change)

  • Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ): The shares closed at $57.45, down $3.06, or 5.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $16.69 billion. About the company: Williams Partners LP is a master limited partnership that owns natural gas gathering, transportation, processing and treating assets. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Companhia Energetica (NYSE:CIG): The shares closed at $17.67, down $0.37, or 2.05%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $12.06 billion. About the company: Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais- CEMIG generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais. Cemig serves industrial, commercial, residential, and rural customers. The Company generates electricity primarily through hydroelectric plants. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE): The shares closed at $43.43, down $0.88, or 1.99%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $18.16 billion. About the company: FirstEnergy Corp. is a public utility holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries and affiliates are involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, exploration and production of oil and natural gas, transmission and marketing of natural gas, and energy management and other energy-related services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Constellation Energy (NYSE:CEG): The shares closed at $38.96, down $0.77, or 1.94%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.85 billion. About the 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Empresa Nacional de (NYSE:EOC): The shares closed at $43.96, down $0.82, or 1.83%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $12.02 billion. About the company: Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A. (Endesa-Chile) and its subsidiaries generate and supply electricity. The Company owns and operates generating plants, and offers civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, architectural, environmental, and project management services. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

Most Actives (dollar volume)

  • PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG): The shares closed at $39.98, up $0.42, or 1.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $16.23 billion. About the company: PG&E Corporation is a holding company that holds interests in energy based businesses. The Company’s holdings include a public utility operating in northern and central California that provides electricity and natural gas distribution; electricity generation, procurement, and transmission; and natural gas procurement, transportation, and storage. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB): The shares closed at $31.00, up $0.6, or 1.97%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $18.27 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC): The shares closed at $42.84, down $0.41, or 0.95%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $28.40 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK): The shares closed at $21.01, down $0.03, or 0.14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $28.00 billion. About the company: Duke Energy Corporation is an energy company located primarily in the Americas that owns an integrated network of energy assets. The Company manages a portfolio of natural gas and electric supply, delivery, and trading businesses in the United States and Latin America. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>
  • The Southern Company (NYSE:SO): The shares closed at $44.55, down $0.17, or 0.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $38.39 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. Get the most recent company news and stock data here >>

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

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