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)

  • Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN): The shares closed at $44.51, up $3.06, or 7.38%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.21 billion. About the company: Energen Corporation is a diversified energy holding company. The Company acquires, develops, explores, and produces oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids in the continental United States. The Company also purchases, distributes and sells natural gas, principally in central and north Alabama.
  • Veolia Environnement (ADR (NYSE:VE): The shares closed at $15.09, up $0.71, or 4.94%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.63 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.
  • UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI): The shares closed at $27.36, up $1.18, or 4.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.06 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.
  • Empresa Nacional de (NYSE:EOC): The shares closed at $44.98, up $1.53, or 3.52%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $12.30 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.
  • Exterran Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EXLP): The shares closed at $22.45, up $0.76, or 3.5%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $836.51 million. About the company: Exterran Partners LP offers natural gas compression services. The partnership designs, sources, owns, installs, operates, services, repairs, and maintains equipment.

Losers (% price change)

  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.61, down $0.2, or 7.12%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $470.19 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.
  • NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG): The shares closed at $21.70, down $0.22, or 1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.24 billion. About the company: NRG Energy, Inc. owns and operates a diverse portfolio of power-generating facilities, primarily in the United States. The Company’s operations include energy production and cogeneration facilities, thermal energy production, and energy resource recovery facilities.
  • Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB): The shares closed at $25.95, down $0.21, or 0.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $15.28 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.
  • ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ITC): The shares closed at $75.70, down $0.48, or 0.63%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.88 billion. About the company: ITC Holdings Corporation is a holding company. Through subsidiaries, the Company transmits electricity from electricity generating stations to local electricity distribution facilities. ITC invests in electricity transmission infrastructure improvements as a means to improve electricity reliability and reduce congestion.
  • FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE): The shares closed at $45.10, down $0.24, or 0.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $18.86 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.

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

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