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)

  • Artesian Resources Corp. (NASDAQ:ARTNA): The shares closed at $17.51, up $0.49, or 2.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $148.50 million. About the company: Artesian Resources Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Artesian Water Company, Inc., provides water utility service to customers primarily in New Castle County, Delaware. The Company sells its water services to residential, commercial, industrial, utilities, and municipal customers.
  • ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ITC): The shares closed at $77.43, up $1.74, or 2.3%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.97 billion. About the company: ITC Holdings Corporation is a holding company. Through subsidiaries, the Company transmits electricity from electricity generating stations to local electricity distribution facilities. ITC invests in electricity transmission infrastructure improvements as a means to improve electricity reliability and reduce congestion.
  • American States Water Co. (NYSE:AWR): The shares closed at $33.93, up $0.57, or 1.71%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $633.98 million. About the company: American States Water Company purchases, produces, distributes, and sells water. The Company also distributes electricity in one community. American States operates within various customer service areas in California.
  • DCP Midstream Partners (NYSE:DPM): The shares closed at $40.02, up $0.62, or 1.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.76 billion. About the company: DCP Midstream Partners, LP owns and operates a diversified portfolio of midstream energy assets consisting of two business segments, Natural Gas Services and Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Logistics.
  • Oneok Partners LP (NYSE:OKS): The shares closed at $46.62, up $0.68, or 1.48%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $9.50 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENOC): The shares closed at $9.00, down $1.97, or 17.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $240.87 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.
  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.31, down $0.23, or 9.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $416.14 million. About the company: Suntech Power Holdings Company Ltd produces solar cells. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and markets a variety of photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules. Suntech Power is based in China.
  • Veolia Environnement (ADR (NYSE:VE): The shares closed at $14.56, down $0.99, or 6.37%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.36 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.
  • Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN): The shares closed at $40.89, down $2.28, or 5.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.95 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.
  • National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG): The shares closed at $48.68, down $2.5, or 4.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.03 billion. About the company: National Fuel Gas Company is an integrated natural gas company with operations in all segments of the natural gas industry, including utility, pipeline and storage, exploration and production, and marketing operations. The Company operates across the United States.

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

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