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)

  • (): The shares closed at $13.86, up $0.51, or 3.82%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $21.05 billion.
  • Copano Energy, L.L.C. (NASDAQ:CPNO): The shares closed at $29.86, up $0.86, or 2.97%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.98 billion. About the company: Copano Energy LLC is an aggregator of natural gas and provides services to natural gas producers and purchasers of natural gas and natural gas liquids. The company operates a network of pipelines and a natural gas processing plant, and services provided include natural gas gathering, transportation, compression, dehydration, treating, conditioning and processing of natural gas.
  • Energy Transfer Equity, L (NYSE:ETE): The shares closed at $36.01, up $1.02, or 2.92%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.03 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.
  • Exterran Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EXLP): The shares closed at $21.18, up $0.54, or 2.62%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $789.19 million. About the company: Exterran Partners LP offers natural gas compression services. The partnership designs, sources, owns, installs, operates, services, repairs, and maintains equipment.
  • DCP Midstream Partners (NYSE:DPM): The shares closed at $40.14, up $0.67, or 1.7%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.77 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.27, down $0.23, or 9.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $408.94 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.
  • NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI): The shares closed at $21.59, down $0.66, or 2.97%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.06 billion. About the company: NiSource Inc. is an energy holding company. The Company’s subsidiaries provide natural gas, electricity and other products and services to customers located within a corridor that runs from the Gulf Coast through the Midwest to New England.
  • Integrys Energy Group (NYSE:TEG): The shares closed at $48.48, down $1.23, or 2.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.80 billion. About the company: Integrys Energy Group, Inc. distributes electricity and natural gas to customers in the upper midwestern United States.
  • Huaneng Power Intl., Inc (NYSE:HNP): The shares closed at $16.17, down $0.4, or 2.41%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.68 billion. About the company: Huaneng Power International, Inc. develops, constructs, owns and operates coal-fired power plants throughout China.
  • PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG): The shares closed at $42.26, down $0.98, or 2.27%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $17.00 billion. About the company: PG&E Corporation is a holding company that holds interests in energy based businesses. The Company’s holdings include a public utility operating in northern and central California that provides electricity and natural gas distribution; electricity generation, procurement, and transmission; and natural gas procurement, transportation, and storage.

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

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