Stock Price Performance of the 10 Largest Companies in the Utilities Sector

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about the share price performance of the 10 largest companies in the Utilities sector, as measured by market capitalization.

  • National Grid plc (ADR) (NYSE:NGG): This company’s shares recently traded at $49.69. The shares have returned -0.52% over the past 4 weeks, which is represents a return of 13.99% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares have returned 18.78%, which represents a return of 9.07% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Its market capitalization is $34,904,705,593. About the company: National Grid PLC owns, operates and develops electricity and gas networks. The Group’s electricity transmission and gas distribution networks are located throughout the United Kingdom and in the north-eastern section of the United States. They also own liquefied natural gas storage facilities in Britain and provide infrastructure services to the mobile telecom industry.
  • The Southern Company (NYSE:SO): This company’s shares recently traded at $40.62. The shares have returned 0.89% over the past 4 weeks, which is represents a return of 15.61% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares have returned 13.21%, which represents a return of 3.96% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Its market capitalization is $34,837,850,000. 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.
  • Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD): This company’s shares recently traded at $39.73. The shares have returned -7.30% over the past 4 weeks, which is represents a return of 6.22% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares have returned 7.29%, which represents a return of -1.48% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Its market capitalization is $33,784,390,000. 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.
  • TransCanada Corporation (NYSE:TRP): This company’s shares recently traded at $41.75. The shares have returned -2.29% over the past 4 weeks, which is represents a return of 11.96% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares have returned 18.25%, which represents a return of 8.59% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Its market capitalization is $29,334,960,255. About the 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.
  • Dominion Resources, Inc. (NYSE:D): This company’s shares recently traded at $49.10. The shares have returned -0.41% over the past 4 weeks, which is represents a return of 14.12% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares have returned 10.71%, which represents a return of 1.66% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Its market capitalization is $28,271,660,000. About the company: Dominion Resources, Inc., a diversified utility holding company, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The Company produces, transports, distributes, and markets natural gas to customers in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.
  • Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC): This company’s shares recently traded at $42.23. The shares have returned -4.52% over the past 4 weeks, which is represents a return of 9.41% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares have returned 4.14%, which represents a return of -4.37% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Its market capitalization is $27,965,300,000. 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.
  • Enbridge Inc. (NYSE:ENB): This company’s shares recently traded at $31.86. The shares have returned -3.31% over the past 4 weeks, which is represents a return of 10.79% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares have returned 28.45%, which represents a return of 17.95% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Its market capitalization is $24,771,609,049. About the company: Enbridge Inc. provides energy transportation, distribution, and related services in North America and internationally. The Company operates a crude oil and liquids pipeline system, is involved in international energy projects, and is involved in natural gas transmission and midstream businesses. Enbridge also distributes natural gas and electricity, and provides retail energy products.
  • Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK): This company’s shares recently traded at $18.49. The shares have returned -1.75% over the past 4 weeks, which is represents a return of 12.58% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares have returned 8.38%, which represents a return of -0.48% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Its market capitalization is $24,611,790,000. 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.
  • NextEra Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NEE): This company’s shares recently traded at $55.12. The shares have returned -3.91% over the past 4 weeks, which is represents a return of 10.11% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares have returned 2.61%, which represents a return of -5.78% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Its market capitalization is $23,258,490,000. About the company: NextEra Energy, Inc. is a clean energy company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy utilizing natural gas, wind and nuclear resources.
  • Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP (NYSE:KMP): This company’s shares recently traded at $67.88. The shares have returned -6.62% over the past 4 weeks, which is represents a return of 7.00% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Over the past 52 weeks, the shares have returned -0.09%, which represents a return of -8.26% relative to the S&P 500 over the same period. Its market capitalization is $22,380,640,000. 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.

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

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