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)

  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.05, up $0.35, or 20.59%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $369.30 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.
  • Consolidated Water Co (NASDAQ:CWCO): The shares closed at $8.74, up $1.13, or 14.85%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $127.26 million. About the company: Consolidated Water Co., Ltd. develops and operates water production and distribution systems in the Caribbean region and in other locations. In addition to its water production and distribution business in the Cayman Islands, the Company is also reviewing opportunities to build and/or operate reverse osmosis or other types of water production and distribution facilities in the Bahamas.
  • SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW): The shares closed at $22.78, up $1.68, or 7.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $423.20 million. About the company: SJW Corp. is a holding company for San Jose Water Company and SJW Land Company. San Jose Water is a regulated California water utility providing water service to customers in the metropolitan San Jose area. SJW Land owns and operates a parking facility adjacent to the San Jose Arena, as well as several undeveloped real estate parcels in San Jose.
  • Connecticut Water Service (NASDAQ:CTWS): The shares closed at $26.62, up $1.86, or 7.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $232.19 million. About the company: Connecticut Water Service, Inc. is a holding company for The Connecticut Water Company. The Company supplies water to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers located throughout Connecticut.
  • Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ:MSEX): The shares closed at $17.76, up $1.16, or 6.99%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $277.38 million. About the company: Middlesex Water Company treats, stores, and distributes water for residential, commercial, industrial, and fire prevention purposes. The Company operates in New Jersey and Delaware. Middlesex also provides contract water and wastewater management services to municipalities in New Jersey.

Losers (% price change)

  • Delta Natural Gas Co (NASDAQ:DGAS): The shares closed at $30.26, down $1.13, or 3.6%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $102.78 million. About the company: Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc. distributes, stores, transports, gathers, and produces natural gas. The Company, through its subsidiaries, buys and sells gas, as well as operates underground storage and production properties.
  • ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ITC): The shares closed at $73.68, down $2.44, or 3.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.78 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.
  • Empresa Nacional de (NYSE:EOC): The shares closed at $40.60, down $1.24, or 2.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $11.10 billion. About the company: Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A. (Endesa-Chile) and its subsidiaries generate and supply electricity. The Company owns and operates generating plants, and offers civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering, architectural, environmental, and project management services.
  • Energy Transfer Equity, L (NYSE:ETE): The shares closed at $32.07, down $0.96, or 2.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.15 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.
  • Northeast Utilities (NYSE:NU): The shares closed at $31.27, down $0.79, or 2.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.53 billion. About the company: Northeast Utilities is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, provides retail electric service to customers in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and western Massachusetts. Northeast also distributes natural gas throughout Connecticut.

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

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