Utilities Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 19th

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • Korea Electric Power Corp (NYSE:KEP): The shares closed at $10.33, up $0.64, or 6.6%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $12.87 billion. About the company: Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEPCO) generates, transmits, and distributes electricity to South Korea for a variety of uses. The Company also builds and operates hydro-power, thermal-power, and nuclear power units in South Korea.
  • Huaneng Power Intl., Inc (NYSE:HNP): The shares closed at $16.65, up $0.61, or 3.8%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.85 billion. About the company: Huaneng Power International, Inc. develops, constructs, owns and operates coal-fired power plants throughout China.
  • EDENOR S.A. (NYSE:EDN): The shares closed at $7.47, up $0.18, or 2.47%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $335.05 million. About the company: Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A. distributes and sells electricity in the north-eastern region of greater Buenos Aires.
  • Boardwalk Pipeline (NYSE:BWP): The shares closed at $27.23, up $0.53, or 1.99%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.41 billion. About the company: Boardwalk Pipeline Partners, LP transports, gathers, and stores natural gas. The Company owns and operates interstate pipeline systems that either serve customers directly or indirectly throughout the northeastern and southeastern United States.
  • Companhia Energetica (NYSE:CIG): The shares closed at $15.59, up $0.3, or 1.96%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $10.64 billion. About the company: Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais- CEMIG generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in the Brazilian State of Minas Gerais. Cemig serves industrial, commercial, residential, and rural customers. The Company generates electricity primarily through hydroelectric plants.

Losers (% price change)

  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.08, down $0.13, or 5.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $374.71 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.
  • EnerNOC, Inc. (NASDAQ:ENOC): The shares closed at $8.69, down $0.5, or 5.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $232.58 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.
  • UGI Corporation (NYSE:UGI): The shares closed at $27.13, down $0.71, or 2.55%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.03 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.
  • Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN): The shares closed at $46.80, down $0.98, or 2.05%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.37 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.
  • Artesian Resources Corp. (NASDAQ:ARTNA): The shares closed at $17.95, down $0.37, or 2.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $152.23 million. About the company: Artesian Resources Corporation, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Artesian Water Company, Inc., provides water utility service to customers primarily in New Castle County, Delaware. The Company sells its water services to residential, commercial, industrial, utilities, and municipal customers.

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

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