Utilities Stocks Traders are Buying After IEA Data

Through early trading on Tuesday, September 13, 2011, these stocks are helping the Utilities (NYSE:XLU) sector today. Long time Wall St. Cheat Sheet readers know to watch stock prices because Technicals on the Stock Chart are Strong’ is one of the ‘T’s in our CHEAT SHEET investing framework.

El Paso Corporation (NYSE:EP) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $18.73, up 18 cents (+0.8%) from the previous close of $18.57. El Paso Corp. is an energy company, provides natural gas and related energy products.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.07 (-5.5%) from $19.31 to $18.24. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 24, 2011 and July 5, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 5.2% (+$1.02). It saw one of its worst periods between July 27, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 15.4% (-$3.21).

National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $58.04, up 66 cents (+1.2%) from the previous close of $57.38. National Fuel Gas Company is a diversified energy company which operates its business in four segments; Utility, Pipeline and Storage, Exploration and Production and Energy Marketing.

Stock Price Performance: From July 14, 2011, to September 9, 2011, the stock price had fallen $11.52 (-16.5%) from $69.62 to $58.10. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between December 23, 2010 and January 6, 2011 when shares rose for 10 straight trading days, rising 7.7% (+$4.87). It saw one of its worst periods between July 25, 2011 and August 8, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 27% (-$19.93).

Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $38.70, up 15 cents (+0.4%) from the previous close of $38.55. Alliant Energy Corporation is an investor-owned public utility holding company, whose main subsidiaries are IPL, WPL, Resources and Corporate Services. It is engaged in utility business, non-regulated businesses and Alliant Energy parent and other.

Stock Price Performance: From July 15, 2011, to September 12, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.82 (-4.5%) from $40.37 to $38.55. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between February 2, 2011 and February 11, 2011 when shares rose for eight straight trading days, rising 4.6% (+$1.68). It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and July 29, 2011 when shares fell for seven straight trading days, falling 3.5% (-$1.42).

Great Plains Energy Inc. (NYSE:GXP) is among the top price gainers in the sector. Its shares are trading at $19.09, up 14 cents (+0.8%) from the previous close of $18.95. Great Plains Energy, Inc. is a public utility holding company that operates through its four direct subsidiaries: Kansas City Power & Light Company, KLT Inc., Innovative Energy Consultants Inc. and Great Plains Energy Services Incorporated.

Stock Price Performance: From July 15, 2011, to September 12, 2011, the stock price had fallen $1.69 (-8.2%) from $20.64 to $18.95. The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between April 25, 2011 and May 3, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.6% (+90 cents). It saw one of its worst periods between February 10, 2011 and February 25, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 3.5% (-68 cents).

Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. (NYSE:HE) is among the sector price gainers, as its shares are trading at $23.66, up 16 cents (+0.7%) from the previous close of $23.50. Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. is a holding company, which through its subsidiaries is engaged in electric utility, banking and other businesses operating mainly in the State of Hawaii.

Stock Price Performance: From August 12, 2011, to September 12, 2011, the stock price had risen $1.07 (4.8%) from $22.43 to $23.50. It saw one of its worst periods between July 21, 2011 and August 4, 2011 when shares fell for 11 straight trading days, falling 10.4% (-$2.55). The stock price saw one of its best stretches over the last year between June 23, 2011 and July 1, 2011 when shares rose for seven straight trading days, rising 4.6% (+$1.06).