Utilities Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 18th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Crosstex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:XTXI): The shares closed at $14.70, up $0.89, or 6.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $693.56 million. About the company: Crosstex Energy, Inc. is an independent midstream energy services company that offers supply and marketing services to oil and gas producers and consumers. The Company is involved in natural gas gathering, treating, processing, transmission, distribution, supply and marketing, and crude oil marketing. Crosstex owns pipelines and plant facilities in several key regions.
  • Consolidated Water Co (NASDAQ:CWCO): The shares closed at $9.28, up $0.49, or 5.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $135.13 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.
  • Williams Companies, Inc. (NYSE:WMB): The shares closed at $29.06, up $1.52, or 5.52%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $17.11 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.
  • Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN): The shares closed at $47.78, up $2.41, or 5.31%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.44 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.
  • The AES Corporation (NYSE:AES): The shares closed at $10.70, up $0.45, or 4.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $8.37 billion. About the company: The AES Corporation acquires, develops, owns, and operates generation plants and distribution businesses in several countries. The Company sells electricity under long term contracts and serves customers under its regulated utility businesses. AES also also mines coal, turns seawater into drinking water, and develops alternative sources of energy.

Losers (% price change)

  • Huaneng Power Intl., Inc (NYSE:HNP): The shares closed at $16.04, down $0.24, or 1.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.64 billion. About the company: Huaneng Power International, Inc. develops, constructs, owns and operates coal-fired power plants throughout China.
  • UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI): The shares closed at $27.84, down $0.19, or 0.68%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.11 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.
  • EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENOC): The shares closed at $9.19, down $0.05, or 0.54%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $245.96 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.
  • Public Service Enterprise (NYSE:PEG): The shares closed at $33.03, down $0.17, or 0.51%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $16.71 billion. About the company: Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity and produces natural gas in in the Northeastern and Mid Atlantic United States.
  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.21, down $0.01, or 0.45%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $398.13 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.

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

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