Today’s Trading Action in Top Utilities Stocks

Following is a review of today’s market action by the top stocks, as measured by market capitalization, in the Utilities sector:

  1. Enterprise Products Partners L.P.(NYSE:EPD): The shares closed at $40.65, down $1.35, or 3.21%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $29.05 to $44.35. Volume today was 1,869,443 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 1,510,240 shares. Its market capitalization is $34.36billion, its trailing P/E is 26.71, its trailing earnings are $1.52 per share, and it pays a dividend of $2.42 per share, for a dividend yield of 5.80%. 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. Enterprise Products Partners L.P. Second Quarter Earnings Sneak Peek>>
  2. National Grid plc (ADR)(NYSE:NGG): The shares closed at $48.30, down $2.03, or 4.03%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $41.17 to $52.18. Volume today was 847,680 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 443,616 shares. Its market capitalization is $33.89billion, its trailing P/E is 9.33, its trailing earnings are $5.18 per share, and it pays a dividend of $3.80 per share, for a dividend yield of 7.80%. 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.
  3. The Southern Company(NYSE:SO): The shares closed at $39.28, down $0.29, or 0.73%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $35.19 to $40.87. Volume today was 10,701,736 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 3,921,740 shares. Its market capitalization is $33.35billion, its trailing P/E is 16.72, its trailing earnings are $2.35 per share, and it pays a dividend of $1.89 per share, for a dividend yield of 4.80%. 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.
  4. TransCanada Corporation(NYSE:TRP): The shares closed at $39.94, down $1.07, or 2.61%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $34.23 to $45.09. Volume today was 1,404,873 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 415,272 shares. Its market capitalization is $28.08billion, its trailing P/E is 18.91, its trailing earnings are $2.11 per share, and it pays a dividend of $1.75 per share, for a dividend yield of 4.20%. 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.
  5. Exelon Corporation(NYSE:EXC): The shares closed at $41.93, down $1.61, or 3.7%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $39.05 to $45.27. Volume today was 11,482,712 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 5,120,200 shares. Its market capitalization is $27.79billion, its trailing P/E is 10.46, its trailing earnings are $4.01 per share, and it pays a dividend of $2.10 per share, for a dividend yield of 4.80%. 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.
  6. Dominion Resources, Inc.(NYSE:D): The shares closed at $47.77, down $0.89, or 1.83%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $41.13 to $50.45. Volume today was 5,144,832 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 2,213,900 shares. Its market capitalization is $27.51billion, its trailing P/E is 8.99, its trailing earnings are $5.31 per share, and it pays a dividend of $1.97 per share, for a dividend yield of 4.10%. 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.
  7. Enbridge Inc.(NYSE:ENB): The shares closed at $30.78, down $1.38, or 4.29%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $23.68 to $33.73. Volume today was 1,263,670 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 678,646 shares. Its market capitalization is $23.83billion, its trailing P/E is 21.95, its trailing earnings are $1.40 per share, and it pays a dividend of $1.02 per share, for a dividend yield of 3.10%. 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.
  8. Duke Energy Corporation(NYSE:DUK): The shares closed at $18.02, down $0.43, or 2.33%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $16.76 to $19.50. Volume today was 15,744,018 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 9,038,790 shares. Its market capitalization is $24.00billion, its trailing P/E is 17.26, its trailing earnings are $1.04 per share, and it pays a dividend of $1.00 per share, for a dividend yield of 5.40%. 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.
  9. NextEra Energy, Inc.(NYSE:NEE): The shares closed at $52.49, down $1.54, or 2.85%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $50.00 to $58.98. Volume today was 3,254,885 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 1,651,690 shares. Its market capitalization is $22.15billion, its trailing P/E is 13.06, its trailing earnings are $4.02 per share, and it pays a dividend of $2.20 per share, for a dividend yield of 4.10%. 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.
  10. Kinder Morgan Energy Partners LP(NYSE:KMP): The shares closed at $67.05, down $2.35, or 3.39%, on the day. They have traded in a 52-week range of $65.55 to $78.00. Volume today was 2,703,154 shares, against a 3-month average volume of 858,126 shares. Its market capitalization is $22.11 billion, its trailing P/E is 116.41, its trailing earnings are $0.58 per share, and it pays a dividend of $4.60 per share, for a dividend yield of 6.50%. 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.

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