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)

  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.81, up $0.17, or 6.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $506.22 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 Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB): The shares closed at $26.16, up $1.15, or 4.6%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $15.41 billion. About the company: The Williams Companies, Inc. is an integrated natural gas company that produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas. The Company’s operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, the Eastern Seaboard, and the province of Alberta in Canada.
  • Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ:CLNE): The shares closed at $11.98, up $0.52, or 4.54%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $843.02 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.
  • EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT): The shares closed at $57.26, up $2.34, or 4.26%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.56 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.
  • Veolia Environnement (ADR (NYSE:VE): The shares closed at $14.38, up $0.58, or 4.2%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.27 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • (): The shares closed at $13.29, down $0.72, or 5.14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $20.18 billion.
  • Delta Natural Gas Co (NASDAQ:DGAS): The shares closed at $30.81, down $0.55, or 1.75%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $103.72 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.
  • UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI): The shares closed at $26.18, down $0.39, or 1.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.93 billion. About the company: UGI Corporation distributes and markets energy products and services. The Company is a domestic and international distributor of propane. UGI also distributes and markets natural gas and electricity, and sells related products and services in the Middle Atlantic region of the United States.
  • EDENOR S.A. (NYSE:EDN): The shares closed at $6.06, down $0.08, or 1.3%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $271.80 million. About the company: Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. distributes and sells electricity in the north-eastern region of greater Buenos Aires.
  • Hawaiian Electric (NYSE:HE): The shares closed at $24.33, down $0.32, or 1.3%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.33 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.

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

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