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)

  • PNM Resources, Inc. (NYSE:PNM): The shares closed at $16.02, up $2.31, or 16.85%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.39 billion. About the company: PNM Resources Inc. is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity. PNM Resources also transmits, distributes, and sells natural gas.
  • Consolidated Water Co (NASDAQ:CWCO): The shares closed at $8.14, up $0.39, or 5.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $118.53 million. About the company: Consolidated Water Co., Ltd. develops and operates water production and distribution systems in the Caribbean region and in other locations. In addition to its water production and distribution business in the Cayman Islands, the Company is also reviewing opportunities to build and/or operate reverse osmosis or other types of water production and distribution facilities in the Bahamas.
  • Hawaiian Electric (NYSE:HE): The shares closed at $24.65, up $1.01, or 4.27%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.36 billion. About the company: Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. is a diversified holding company that delivers a variety of services to the people of Hawaii. The Company’s subsidiaries offer electric utilities, savings banks, freight transportation, and other businesses, primarily in the state of Hawaii.
  • EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENOC): The shares closed at $10.36, up $0.42, or 4.23%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $277.27 million. About the company: EnerNOC, Inc. develops and provides clean and intelligent power solutions to commercial, institutional and industrial customers, as well as electric power grid operators and utilities. The Company, through its network centers remotely manages electricity consumption across a network of end-use customer sites.
  • El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE): The shares closed at $31.93, up $1.27, or 4.14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.34 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • EDENOR S.A. (NYSE:EDN): The shares closed at $6.14, down $0.31, or 4.81%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $275.39 million. About the company: Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. distributes and sells electricity in the north-eastern region of greater Buenos Aires.
  • EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT): The shares closed at $54.92, down $2.34, or 4.09%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.21 billion. About the company: EQT Corporation is an integrated energy company with emphasis on Appalachian area natural-gas supply, transmission and distribution. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offer natural gas products to wholesale and retail customers.
  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.64, down $0.07, or 2.58%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $475.59 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.
  • Williams Partners L.P. (NYSE:WPZ): The shares closed at $52.69, down $1.39, or 2.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $15.31 billion. About the company: Williams Partners LP is a master limited partnership that owns natural gas gathering, transportation, processing and treating assets.
  • Copano Energy, L.L.C. (NASDAQ:CPNO): The shares closed at $30.10, down $0.57, or 1.86%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.99 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.

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

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