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Forbes  8 hrs ago  Comment 
The worst performing sector as of midday Monday is the Energy sector, showing a 2.0% loss. Within that group, Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE: NBL) and QEP Resources Inc (NYSE: QEP) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 6.0% and 4.7%,...
Motley Fool  May 9  Comment 
SolarCity would like to work with utilities on the future of the grid, but it may be forced to find ways around utilities to grow.
Forbes  May 8  Comment 
The worst performing sector as of midday Friday is the Utilities sector, higher by 0.5%. Within that group, Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM) and SCANA Corp (NYSE: SCG) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 3.2% and 1.4%,...
The Economic Times  May 8  Comment 
Following election result in which Conservatives won an outright majority, shares in Centrica and SSE rose to multi-month highs and were among the top performers among leading UK equities.
Market Intelligence Center  May 8  Comment 
The flurry of first-quarter earnings releases has begun to ebb with nearly 89% of the S&P 500 members having already released their numbers. The list includes most of the heavyweights across industries. It is time we draw investor attention to the...
Insurance Journal  May 8  Comment 
MSIG at Lloyd’s has appointed Laura Wells as underwriter, property, and Matthew Radbourne as underwriter, power & utilities with immediate effect. Wells brings over 20 years’ industry experience to MSIG, having previously held the position of...
The Straits Times  May 7  Comment 
May 08, 2015 1:54 AM SEMBCORP Industries was hit by a profit drop in the first quarter, when its utilities businesses were pressured by intense competition in Singapore while its marine unit continued to struggle.
Forbes  May 6  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Wednesday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 1.2% loss. Within the sector, Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) and FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) are two large stocks...
Forbes  May 5  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Tuesday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 2.1% loss. Within that group, AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE: GAS) and Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC) are two of the...




 

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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