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)

  • PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG): The shares closed at $42.50, up $0.09, or 0.21%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $17.10 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.
  • Central Vermont Public (NYSE:CV): The shares closed at $35.02, up $0.07, or 0.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $470.05 million. About the company: Central Vermont Public Service Corporation purchases, produces, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity. The Company serves customers in Vermont. Central Vermont’s subsidiary distributes and sells electricity in parts of New Hampshire bordering the Connecticut River.
  • Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR): The shares closed at $20.99, up $0.04, or 0.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.91 billion. About the company: Aqua America Inc. is a water utility company. The Company supplies water to residential, commercial, industrial, and public customers. Aqua America serves residents through its water and wastewater operations in the Northeastern Southeastern, and Midwestern United States.
  • DPL Inc. (NYSE:DPL): The shares closed at $30.08, up $0.01, or 0.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.54 billion. About the company: DPL Inc. is a holding company whose principal subsidiary is The Dayton Power and Light Company. Dayton Power & Light sells electricity to residential, commercial, and government customers in west central Ohio.

Losers (% price change)

  • Empresa Nacional de (NYSE:EOC): The shares closed at $42.24, down $3.75, or 8.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $11.55 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.
  • Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE): The shares closed at $11.08, down $0.88, or 7.36%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $779.68 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.
  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.71, down $0.21, or 7.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $488.20 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.
  • Korea Electric Power Corp (NYSE:KEP): The shares closed at $8.63, down $0.66, or 7.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $10.75 billion. About the company: Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to South Korea for a variety of uses. The Company also builds and operates hydro-power, thermal-power, and nuclear power units in South Korea.
  • Enersis S.A. (NYSE:ENI): The shares closed at $16.67, down $1.22, or 6.82%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $10.89 billion. About the company: Enersis S.A. generates and transmits electricity in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Brazil. Through subsidiaries, the Company operates electricity generating plants and energy distribution systems, develops real estate, and provides data processing and computer maintenance services.

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

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