Utilities Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 20th

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 $7.78, up $0.31, or 4.15%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $348.95 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 $23.47, up $0.68, or 2.98%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $874.51 million. About the company: Exterran Partners LP offers natural gas compression services. The partnership designs, sources, owns, installs, operates, services, repairs, and maintains equipment.
  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.14, up $0.06, or 2.88%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $385.52 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.
  • Crosstex Energy, L.P. (NASDAQ:XTEX): The shares closed at $17.49, up $0.39, or 2.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $885.52 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.
  • Artesian Resources Corp. (NASDAQ:ARTNA): The shares closed at $18.26, up $0.31, or 1.73%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $154.86 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Korea Electric Power Corp (NYSE:KEP): The shares closed at $10.00, down $0.33, or 3.19%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $12.46 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.
  • Companhia de Saneamento (NYSE:SBS): The shares closed at $50.41, down $1.18, or 2.29%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.74 billion. About the company: Cia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo (SABESP) collects, treats, and distributes water. The Company also engineers and constructs water distribution infrastructure and water treatment systems. SABESP operates in the Brazilian State of Sao Paulo.
  • ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE:ITC): The shares closed at $71.74, down $1.21, or 1.66%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.68 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.
  • El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE): The shares closed at $30.80, down $0.49, or 1.57%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.29 billion. About the company: El Paso Electric Company generates, distributes, and transmits electricity in west Texas and southern New Mexico. The Company also serves wholesale customers in Texas, New Mexico, California, and Mexico. El Paso Electric owns or has partial ownership interests in electrical generating facilities.
  • Empresa Nacional de (NYSE:EOC): The shares closed at $43.96, down $0.62, or 1.39%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $12.02 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.

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

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