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)

  • SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG): The shares closed at $40.91, up $1.11, or 2.79%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.28 billion. About the company: SCANA Corporation is a holding company involved in regulated electric and natural gas utility operations, telecommunications, and other energy-related businesses. The Company serves electric customers in South Carolina and natural gas customers in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia. SCANA also has investments in several southeastern telecommunications companies.
  • FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE): The shares closed at $46.02, up $1.09, or 2.43%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $19.25 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.
  • Constellation Energy (NYSE:CEG): The shares closed at $39.66, up $0.93, or 2.4%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.98 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.
  • Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE:SWX): The shares closed at $37.59, up $0.85, or 2.31%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.72 billion. About the company: Southwest Gas Corporation purchases, transports, and distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in portions of Arizona, Nevada, and California. The Company also provides construction services to utility companies, including trenching and installation, replacement, and maintenance services for energy distribution systems.
  • American Electric Power (NYSE:AEP): The shares closed at $38.31, up $0.78, or 2.08%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $18.48 billion. About the company: American Electric Power Company, Inc.(NYSE:AEP)is a public utility holding company. The Company provides electric service, consisting of generation, transmission and distribution, on an integrated basis to their retail customers. AEP serves portions of the states of Arkansas, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

Losers (% price change)

  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $3.05, down $0.52, or 14.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $549.45 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.
  • National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG): The shares closed at $56.25, down $1.84, or 3.17%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.65 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.
  • Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE): The shares closed at $12.36, down $0.38, or 2.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $869.76 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 $14.24, down $0.32, or 2.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $671.86 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.
  • The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES): The shares closed at $10.72, down $0.21, or 1.92%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.39 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.

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

Advantage: Check out our interactive stock charts, fundamentals, Twitter stream, and more >>

Improve Your 2011 Financial Health: Join the winning team of stock pickers with Wall St. Cheat Sheet’s acclaimed premium newsletter>>