Utilities Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 12th

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 $2.44, up $0.17, or 7.49%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $439.56 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.
  • EDENOR S.A. (NYSE:EDN): The shares closed at $6.15, up $0.35, or 6.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $275.84 million. About the company: Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. distributes and sells electricity in the north-eastern region of greater Buenos Aires.
  • Veolia Environnement (ADR (NYSE:VE): The shares closed at $15.82, up $0.89, or 5.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.00 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.
  • Companhia Paranaense de (NYSE:ELP): The shares closed at $19.61, up $0.57, or 2.99%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.37 billion. About the company: Companhia Paranaense de Energia-Copel generates, transmits, transforms and distributes electric power to the entire Brazilian State of Parana. The Company’s major customers are industrial, residential and rural electricity consumers. Copel generates electricity through the operation of fifteen hydroelectric plants and three thermoelectric plants.
  • Crosstex Energy, L.P. (NASDAQ:XTEX): The shares closed at $15.91, up $0.43, or 2.78%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $805.52 million. About the company: Crosstex Energy, LP, is a midstream energy company which gathers, transmits, processes, and markets natural gas. The Company connects natural gas wells, largely in the Texas Gulf Coast area, to its gathering system, removes impurities and natural gas liquids, and transports the natural gas to industrial end-users, utilities, and other pipelines.

Losers (% price change)

  • Edison International (NYSE:EIX): The shares closed at $37.83, down $0.76, or 1.97%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $12.33 billion. About the company: Edison International, through its subsidiaries, develops, acquires, owns, and operates electric power generation facilities worldwide. The Company also provides capital and financial services for energy and infrastructure projects, as well as manages and sells real estate projects. Additionally, Edison provides integrated energy services, utility outsourcing, and consumer products.
  • Progress Energy, Inc. (NYSE:PGN): The shares closed at $50.16, down $0.59, or 1.16%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $14.78 billion. About the company: Progress Energy, Inc. is an integrated electric utility that provides energy and energy-related products and services in the Southeast United States. The Company serves electric and gas customers in the Carolinas and in Florida.
  • PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG): The shares closed at $41.82, down $0.44, or 1.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $16.82 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.
  • Exterran Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EXLP): The shares closed at $20.96, down $0.22, or 1.04%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $780.99 million. About the company: Exterran Partners LP offers natural gas compression services. The partnership designs, sources, owns, installs, operates, services, repairs, and maintains equipment.
  • Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR): The shares closed at $21.08, down $0.22, or 1.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.92 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.

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

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