Utilities High Volume Stocks You Must Know Now

These stocks are very active in the Utilities (NYSE:IDU) sector today.

Shares of Southern Company (NYSE:SO) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 8.1 million shares are being traded at $38.65, making up a dollar volume of $311.2 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 13, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.70 (-4.2%) from $40.01 to $38.31. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 25, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares rose for eight-straight days, rising 3.9% (+$1.45) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between May 19, 2011 and May 27, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 2.5% (-$1.01) over that span.

Shares of Duke Energy Corporation (NYSE:DUK) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $243.5 million, with a current price of $17.61 and 13.8 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During July 12, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $1.26 (-6.6%) from $19.12 to $17.86. It saw one of its worst periods between November 4, 2010 and November 17, 2010 when shares fell for 10-straight days, falling 3.8% (-68 cents) over that span. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between October 13, 2010 and October 21, 2010 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 1.5% (+25 cents) over that span.

Shares of Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) have a dollar volume today of $243.3 million, sitting at a current price of $41.17 with 5.9 million shares traded.

Stock Price Performance: During August 3, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $2.15 (-4.9%) from $43.54 to $41.39. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 23, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 4.9% (+$2.03) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between October 20, 2010 and October 27, 2010 when shares fell for six-straight days, falling 7.6% (-$3.23) over that span.

Shares of Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE:ED) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. 3.8 million shares are being traded at $53.30, making up a dollar volume of $202.1 million.

Stock Price Performance: During May 12, 2011 to August 8, 2011, the stock price had fallen $3.23 (-6%) from $53.64 to $50.41. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 21, 2011 and May 4, 2011 when shares rose for nine-straight days, rising 4.5% (+$2.28) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 2.5% (-$1.36) over that span.

Shares of El Paso Corporation (NYSE:EP) are among the most actively traded stocks in the market today. They have a dollar volume of $168.5 million, with a current price of $18.23 and 9.2 million shares being traded.

Stock Price Performance: During August 3, 2011 to August 9, 2011, the stock price had dropped $1.25 (-6.4%) from $19.49 to $18.24. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven-straight days, rising 5.2% (+$1.02) over that span. It saw one of its worst periods between July 27, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for seven-straight days, falling 15.3% (-$3.21) over that span.