Utilities Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

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

Gainer (% price change)

  • Veolia Environnement (ADR (NYSE:VE): The shares closed at $14.65, up $0.93, or 6.78%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $7.40 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.
  • Connecticut Water Service (NASDAQ:CTWS): The shares closed at $26.47, up $0.88, or 3.44%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $230.88 million. About the company: Connecticut Water Service, Inc. is a holding company for The Connecticut Water Company. The Company supplies water to residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers located throughout Connecticut.
  • Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN): The shares closed at $46.42, up $1.46, or 3.25%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.35 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.
  • South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI): The shares closed at $50.25, up $1.55, or 3.18%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.51 billion. About the company: South Jersey Industries, Inc. is an energy services holding company. The Company provides regulated, natural gas service to residential, commercial, and industrial customers in southern New Jersey. South Jersey also markets total energy management services, including natural gas, electricity, demand-side management, and consulting services throughout the eastern United States.

Loser (% price change)

  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $3.85, down $0.25, or 6.1%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $693.57 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.
  • El Paso Electric Company (NYSE:EE): The shares closed at $31.41, down $1.91, or 5.73%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.31 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.
  • Crosstex Energy, L.P. (NASDAQ:XTEX): The shares closed at $16.80, down $0.2, or 1.18%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $850.58 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.
  • Enersis S.A. (NYSE:ENI): The shares closed at $18.16, down $0.21, or 1.14%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $11.86 billion. About the company: Enersis S.A. generates and transmits electricity in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Colombia, and Brazil. Through subsidiaries, the Company operates electricity generating plants and energy distribution systems, develops real estate, and provides data processing and computer maintenance services.
  • Korea Electric Power Corp (NYSE:KEP): The shares closed at $9.76, down $0.09, or 0.91%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $12.16 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.

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

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