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Forbes  Sep 12  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Friday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 1.6% loss. Within that group, NiSource (NYSE: NI) and Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) are two large stocks that are...
Biomass Magazine  Sep 12  Comment 
A group of energy suppliers in South Carolina recently filed a joint motion with the N.C. Utilities Commission asking that a provision of the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio related to energy from swine waste be delayed.
SeekingAlpha  Sep 12  Comment 
By Efficient Alpha: Shares of utility companies underperformed in the third quarter after a strong run over the first half of the year. While fears of an increase in interest rates still linger, the sector could see a boost to sentiment from...
Market Intelligence Center  Sep 12  Comment 
After Thursday's trading in iShares DJ US Utilities (IDU) the option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center uncovered a trade that offers a 2.16% return, or 4.16% annualized (for...
Benzinga  Sep 12  Comment 
Below are the top mid-cap diversified utilities stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of earnings per share. The trailing-twelve-month earnings per share at UGI (NYSE: UGI) is $2.96. UGI's PEG ratio is 2.38. The trailing-twelve-month...
Forbes  Sep 11  Comment 
The best performing sector as of midday Thursday is the Utilities sector, higher by 0.8%. Within that group, FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) and Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE: PNW) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 1.8% and 1.7%,...
SeekingAlpha  Sep 9  Comment 
By David Trainer: The Utilities sector ranks tenth out of the ten sectors as detailed in my Sector Rankings for ETFs and Mutual Funds report. It gets my Very Dangerous rating, which is based on aggregation of ratings of 9 ETFs and 33 mutual funds...
Forbes  Sep 9  Comment 
Written By Shai Agassi, Founder of Better Place with contributions from Sarwant Singh
The Hindu Business Line  Sep 9  Comment 
Homegrown e-tailer Flipkart today launched its in-house home appliances and personal healthcare brand — Citron. The label includes a wide range of cooking utilities and grooming products....
SeekingAlpha  Sep 8  Comment 
By Mark Farragher: Dividend income investors favor stable businesses with good profitability and a strong cash flow. A sector that often meets these criteria is utilities, which also regularly pay a large part of their profits as dividends and are...




 

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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