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)

  • National Grid plc (NYSE:NGG): The shares closed at $50.59, up $0.88, or 1.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $35.54 billion. About the company: National Grid PLC owns, operates and develops electricity and gas networks. The Group’s electricity transmission and gas distribution networks are located throughout the United Kingdom and in the north-eastern section of the United States. They also own liquefied natural gas storage facilities in Britain and provide infrastructure services to the mobile telecom industry.
  • Constellation Energy (NYSE:CEG): The shares closed at $37.45, up $0.65, or 1.77%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.54 billion. About the company: Constellation Energy Group Inc. is public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates electric generation facilities located in various regions of the United States as well as operates an electric transmission and distribution utility company and a gas distribution utility company.
  • Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC): The shares closed at $41.93, up $0.69, or 1.67%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $27.79 billion. About the company: Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries distributes electricity to customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Exelon also distributes gas to customers in the Philadelphia area as well as operates nuclear power plants in states that include Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE): The shares closed at $44.29, up $0.6, or 1.37%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $18.52 billion. About the company: FirstEnergy Corp. is a public utility holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries and affiliates are involved in the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity, exploration and production of oil and natural gas, transmission and marketing of natural gas, and energy management and other energy-related services.
  • National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG): The shares closed at $51.92, up $0.63, or 1.23%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.30 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.34, down $0.21, or 8.24%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $421.55 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.
  • Exterran Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EXLP): The shares closed at $19.75, down $1.02, or 4.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $735.90 million. About the company: Exterran Partners LP offers natural gas compression services. The partnership designs, sources, owns, installs, operates, services, repairs, and maintains equipment.
  • MarkWest Energy Partners (NYSE:MWE): The shares closed at $44.90, down $2.08, or 4.43%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.56 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.
  • ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ITC): The shares closed at $70.45, down $3.2, or 4.34%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.61 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.
  • Veolia Environnement (ADR (NYSE:VE): The shares closed at $14.21, down $0.64, or 4.31%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.18 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.

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

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