Benzinga  Aug 19  Comment 
Middlesex Water Company (NASDAQ: MSEX) announced the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) has approved a $5.0 million increase in base water rates to its customers located in central New Jersey, effective August 29, 2015, reflecting an...
Forbes  Aug 19  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Wednesday, shares of Utilities companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 0.6%. Within that group, Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) and Edison International (NYSE: EIX) are two of the day's...
WA Business News  Aug 19  Comment 
IT firm ASG Group has secured a $22 million contract to provide its services to United Energy and Multinet Gas over a five-year term.
Benzinga  Aug 18  Comment 
To say the Utilities Select Sector SPDR (NYSE: XLU) has been on fire since the start of the third quarter is an understatement. Supposedly home to some of the stodgiest stocks on the market, XLU entered Tuesday with a third-quarter gain of almost...
Motley Fool  Aug 14  Comment 
Obama to utilities: It's time to come clean.
Reuters  Aug 13  Comment 
Power cuts in 15 Sub-Saharan African countries could become an "exception" rather than a norm in 10 years time, with private capital expected to play an increasingly bigger role, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) said in a survey on Thursday.
Forbes  Aug 12  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Wednesday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 1.6%. Within that group, AES Corp. (NYSE: AES) and NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 5.3% and 5.2%,...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 12  Comment 
E.ON has turned a rise in first-half net profit despite weak power and oil prices, as well as the devaluation of the Russian ruble, though its underlying performance betrayed still tough trading conditions for German utilities.
The DIV-Net  Aug 12  Comment 
A fourth purchase in the month of July! This is turning out to be quite an active month for my portfolio. Whenever I make a purchase, I like to share my buys to document and illustrate how I am building my income stream over the course of ...


This industry consists of companies that provide consumers and businesses with electricity, natural gas, and water. Most of these companies are government sanctioned monopolies. They operate without competition in their main service areas. The downside to this industry is that the government in many cases also determines how much these utilities can charge their customers.

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