Utilities Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Atmos Energy Corporation (NYSE:ATO): The shares closed at $32.95, up $1.9, or 6.12%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.97 billion. About the company: Atmos Energy Corporation distributes natural gas to utility customers in several states. The Company’s non-utility operations span various states and provide natural gas marketing and procurement services to large customers. Atmos Energy also manages company-owned natural gas storage and pipeline assets, including an intrastate natural gas pipeline in Texas.
  • EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENOC): The shares closed at $10.97, up $0.57, or 5.48%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $293.60 million. About the company: EnerNOC, Inc. develops and provides clean and intelligent power solutions to commercial, institutional and industrial customers, as well as electric power grid operators and utilities. The Company, through its network centers remotely manages electricity consumption across a network of end-use customer sites.
  • CenterPoint Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CNP): The shares closed at $19.96, up $0.84, or 4.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.50 billion. About the company: CenterPoint Energy, Inc. is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, conducts activities in electricity transmission and distribution, natural gas distribution and sales, interstate pipeline and gathering operations, and power generation.
  • Veolia Environnement (ADR (NYSE:VE): The shares closed at $15.55, up $0.6, or 4.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.86 billion. About the company: Veolia Environnement operates utility and public transportation businesses. The Company supplies drinking water, provides waste management services, manages and maintains heating and air conditioning systems, and operates rail and road passenger transportation systems.
  • Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN): The shares closed at $44.47, up $1.61, or 3.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.19 billion. About the company: Northwest Natural Gas Company distributes natural gas to customers in western Oregon, as well as portions of Washington. The Company services residential, commercial, and industrial customers. Northwest Natural supplies many of its non-core customers through gas transportation service, delivering gas purchased by these customers directly from suppliers.

Losers (% price change)

  • Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE): The shares closed at $11.47, down $0.27, or 2.3%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $807.13 million. About the company: Clean Energy Fuels Corporation designs, builds, finances and operates natural gas filling stations for vehicle fleets. The Company also helps its customers acquire and finance natural gas vehicles and obtain local, state, and federal clean air rebates and incentives.
  • Companhia de Saneamento (NYSE:SBS): The shares closed at $47.33, down $0.67, or 1.4%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.39 billion. About the company: Cia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (SABESP) collects, treats, and distributes water. The Company also engineers and constructs water distribution infrastructure and water treatment systems. SABESP operates in the Brazilian State of Sao Paulo.
  • Energy Transfer Equity, L (NYSE:ETE): The shares closed at $35.35, down $0.46, or 1.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.88 billion. About the company: Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. owns equity interests in Energy Transfer Partners, a limited partnership involved in the natural gas midstream, transportation, and storage business, as well as a retail propane business.
  • TransCanada Corp. (NYSE:TRP): The shares closed at $40.91, down $0.37, or 0.9%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $28.76 billion. 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.
  • EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT): The shares closed at $55.49, down $0.5, or 0.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.29 billion. About the company: EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on Appalachian area natural-gas supply, transmission and distribution. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offer natural gas products to wholesale and retail customers.

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

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