Utilities Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 13th

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information about today’s action in the Utilities (NYSE:XLU) sector:

Gainers (% price change)

  • EDENOR S.A. (NYSE:EDN): The shares closed at $6.38, up $0.23, or 3.74%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $286.16 million. About the company: Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. distributes and sells electricity in the north-eastern region of greater Buenos Aires.
  • Exterran Partners, L.P. (NASDAQ:EXLP): The shares closed at $21.70, up $0.74, or 3.53%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $808.56 million. About the company: Exterran Partners LP offers natural gas compression services. The partnership designs, sources, owns, installs, operates, services, repairs, and maintains equipment.
  • EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT): The shares closed at $60.58, up $1.78, or 3.03%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $9.05 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.
  • National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG): The shares closed at $54.58, up $1.51, or 2.85%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.52 billion. About the company: National Fuel Gas Company is an integrated natural gas company with operations in all segments of the natural gas industry, including utility, pipeline and storage, exploration and production, and marketing operations. The Company operates across the United States.
  • Aqua America, Inc. (NYSE:WTR): The shares closed at $21.60, up $0.52, or 2.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.99 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • TransAlta Corp. (NYSE:TAC): The shares closed at $21.60, down $1.24, or 5.43%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $4.81 billion. About the company: TransAlta Corporation is a non-regulated electric generation and marketing company with its growth focused in developing coal and gas-fired generation. The Company is currently focused on Australia, Canada, the United States, and Mexico.
  • FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE:FE): The shares closed at $43.76, down $1.28, or 2.84%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $18.30 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.
  • EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENOC): The shares closed at $9.52, down $0.27, or 2.76%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $254.79 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.
  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.38, down $0.06, or 2.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $428.75 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.
  • Veolia Environnement (ADR (NYSE:VE): The shares closed at $15.46, down $0.36, or 2.28%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.81 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.

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

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