Utilities Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks on Oct 27th

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 $2.39, up $0.32, or 15.46%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $430.55 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 $9.02, up $0.58, or 6.87%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $241.41 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.
  • Huaneng Power Intl., Inc (NYSE:HNP): The shares closed at $17.84, up $0.86, or 5.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $6.27 billion. About the company: Huaneng Power International, Inc. develops, constructs, owns and operates coal-fired power plants throughout China.
  • Korea Electric Power Corp (NYSE:KEP): The shares closed at $10.49, up $0.5, or 5.01%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $13.07 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 Paranaense de (NYSE:ELP): The shares closed at $19.38, up $0.67, or 3.58%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $5.30 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.

Losers (% price change)

  • Crosstex Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:XTXI): The shares closed at $13.00, down $0.33, or 2.48%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $613.35 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.
  • Delta Natural Gas Co (NASDAQ:DGAS): The shares closed at $30.29, down $0.57, or 1.85%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $102.88 million. About the company: Delta Natural Gas Company, Inc. distributes, stores, transports, gathers, and produces natural gas. The Company, through its subsidiaries, buys and sells gas, as well as operates underground storage and production properties.
  • Constellation Energy (NYSE:CEG): The shares closed at $38.19, down $0.42, or 1.09%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.69 billion. About the company: Constellation Energy Group Inc. is public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates electric generation facilities located in various regions of the United States as well as operates an electric transmission and distribution utility company and a gas distribution utility company.
  • Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC): The shares closed at $42.84, down $0.47, or 1.09%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $28.39 billion. About the company: Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries distributes electricity to customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania. Exelon also distributes gas to customers in the Philadelphia area as well as operates nuclear power plants in states that include Pennsylvania and New Jersey.
  • The Southern Company (NYSE:SO): The shares closed at $43.49, down $0.45, or 1.02%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $37.30 billion. About the company: Southern Company is a public utility holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, wholesales, and retails electricity in the southeastern United States. The Company also offers wireless telecommunications services, and provides businesses with two-way radio, telephone, paging, and Internet access services as well as wholesales fiber optic solutions.

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

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