Utilities Sector Review: Winning and Losing Stocks

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

Gainers (% price change)

  • DCP Midstream Partners (NYSE:DPM): The shares closed at $38.21, up $0.05, or 0.13%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $1.68 billion. About the company: DCP Midstream Partners, LP owns and operates a diversified portfolio of midstream energy assets consisting of two business segments, Natural Gas Services and Natural Gas Liquids (NGL) Logistics.
  • The York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW): The shares closed at $16.52, up $0.01, or 0.06%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $210.56 million. About the company: The York Water Company impounds, purifies, and distributes water throughout York County, Pennsylvania.

Losers (% price change)

  • TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:TE): The shares closed at $17.40, down $0.88, or 4.81%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.75 billion. About the company: TECO Energy, Inc. is a diversified, energy-related utility holding company. The Company, through various subsidiaries, provides retail electric service to customers in west central Florida, as well as purchases, distributes, and markets natural gas for residential, commercial, industrial, and electric power generation customers. Teco also has coal operations.
  • Energen Corporation (NYSE:EGN): The shares closed at $43.30, down $2.16, or 4.75%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $3.12 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.
  • WGL Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:WGL): The shares closed at $39.12, down $1.94, or 4.72%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $2.01 billion. About the company: WGL Holdings Inc., through its Washington Gas Light Company subsidiary, sells and delivers natural gas and other energy-related products and services. The Company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers throughout metropolitan Washington, D.C. and the surrounding region.
  • Crosstex Energy, L.P. (NASDAQ:XTEX): The shares closed at $16.06, down $0.79, or 4.69%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $813.11 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.
  • Suntech Power Hldgs. Co (NYSE:STP): The shares closed at $2.92, down $0.13, or 4.26%, on the day. Its market capitalization is $526.03 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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