Utilities Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Utilities (XLU) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • Crosstex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:XTXI): The shares closed at $14.54, up $1.39, or 10.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $686.01 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.
  • Veolia Environnement (ADR (NYSE:VE): The shares closed at $15.43, up $0.78, or 5.32%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.80 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.
  • El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE): The shares closed at $32.43, up $1.02, or 3.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.36 billion. About the company: El Paso Electric Company generates, distributes, and transmits electricity in west Texas and southern New Mexico. The Company also serves wholesale customers in Texas, New Mexico, California, and Mexico. El Paso Electric owns or has partial ownership interests in electrical generating facilities.
  • TransAlta Corp. (NYSE:TAC): The shares closed at $23.04, up $0.65, or 2.9%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.14 billion. About the company: TransAlta Corporation is a non-regulated electric generation and marketing company with its growth focused in developing coal and gas-fired generation. The Company is currently focused on Australia, Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
  • The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES): The shares closed at $10.89, up $0.3, or 2.83%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.52 billion. About the company: The AES Corporation acquires, develops, owns, and operates generation plants and distribution businesses in several countries. The Company sells electricity under long term contracts and serves customers under its regulated utility businesses. AES also also mines coal, turns seawater into drinking water, and develops alternative sources of energy.

Losers (% price change)

  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $3.77, down $0.08, or 2.08%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $679.16 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.
  • EDENOR S.A. (NYSE:EDN): The shares closed at $7.01, down $0.14, or 1.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $314.41 million. About the company: Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. distributes and sells electricity in the north-eastern region of greater Buenos Aires.
  • Delta Natural Gas Co (NASDAQ:DGAS): The shares closed at $31.40, down $0.47, or 1.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $105.70 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.
  • DCP Midstream Partners (NYSE:DPM): The shares closed at $37.96, down $0.44, or 1.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.67 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.
  • Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE): The shares closed at $13.29, down $0.14, or 1.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $935.20 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.

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

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