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)

  • Companhia de Saneamento (NYSE:SBS): The shares closed at $46.74, up $0.39, or 0.84%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.32 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.
  • RGC Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:RGCO): The shares closed at $18.65, up $0.11, or 0.59%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $172.21 million. About the company: RGC Resources, Inc. and its subsidiaries distribute and sell natural gas and propane. The Company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers in the Roanoke Valley and Bluefield areas of southwestern Virginia, as well as southern West Virginia.
  • CPFL Energia S.A. (NYSE:CPL): The shares closed at $22.21, up $0.06, or 0.27%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $10.69 billion. About the company: CPFL Energia S.A., through its subsidiaries, distributes, generates and commercializes electricity in Brazil. The Company also commercializes electricity and provides electricity-related services to its affiliates as well as unaffiliated parties.
  • Pennichuck Corporation (NASDAQ:PNNW): The shares closed at $28.05, up $0.07, or 0.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $131.34 million. About the company: Pennichuck Corporation collects, stores, treats, distributes, and sells potable water throughout southern and central New Hampshire. The Company also provides real estate development and contract operations for billing, operations, and maintenance services to municipalities.
  • MarkWest Energy Partners (NYSE:MWE): The shares closed at $45.96, up $0.01, or 0.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.64 billion. About the company: MarkWest Energy Partners, LP, gathers and processes natural gas and transports, fractionates, and stores natural gas liquids (NYSE:NGLS). The Company processes gas from the Appalachian basin and from Michigan.

Losers (% price change)

  • Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE): The shares closed at $10.01, down $1.11, or 9.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $704.39 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.
  • Crosstex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:XTXI): The shares closed at $12.14, down $1.34, or 9.94%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $572.78 million. About the company: Crosstex Energy, Inc. is an independent midstream energy services company that offers supply and marketing services to oil and gas producers and consumers. The Company is involved in natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transmission, distribution, supply and marketing, and crude oil marketing. Crosstex owns pipelines and plant facilities in several key regions.
  • EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENOC): The shares closed at $8.20, down $0.8, or 8.89%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $219.46 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.
  • EDENOR S.A. (NYSE:EDN): The shares closed at $5.65, down $0.45, or 7.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $253.41 million. About the company: Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. distributes and sells electricity in the north-eastern region of greater Buenos Aires.
  • DCP Midstream Partners (NYSE:DPM): The shares closed at $37.46, down $2.56, or 6.4%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.65 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.

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

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