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SeekingAlpha  Aug 30  Comment 
By Trading Champ: Headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, Atlantic Power Corporation (NYSE:AT) is engaged in power generation and infrastructure activities. With a number of power generation assets, the company operates about twenty-eight power...
TechCrunch  Aug 29  Comment 
 Amazon Prime, Netflix, utilities, the New York Times, HBO Go, the gym… When you stop and think about all the subscriptions you have, the list probably is a bit longer than you thought. But even as more subscription services become available,...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 29  Comment 
Companies that sell electricity are desperately trying to find new ways to sell more kilowatts. Enticing Americans to adopt electric cars would give utilities' profits a jolt.
Forbes  Aug 29  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Friday, Energy stocks are the best performing sector, up 0.7%. Within the sector, Newfield Exploration (NYSE: NFX) and Murphy Oil (NYSE: MUR) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 2.3% and 2.0%,...
Forbes  Aug 28  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Thursday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, up 0.6%. Within that group, Wisconsin Energy (NYSE: WEC) and DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 1.1% and 1.1%, respectively....
Reuters  Aug 28  Comment 
U.S. coal-burning power utilities are being forced to turn to barges and more expensive trucks to move coal, desperate to shore up stockpiles left dangerously low by the widespread bottlenecks on rail networks.
Reuters  Aug 28  Comment 
* PM Renzi wants to slash number of public service companies
Forbes  Aug 27  Comment 
The best performing sector as of midday Wednesday is the Utilities sector, up 0.6%. Within that group, NRG Energy  (NYSE: NRG) and Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE: PNW) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 1.9% and 1.4%,...
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 27  Comment 
The courts and utilities should take a pragmatic view on compensatory tariffs for imported coal-based plants
Forbes  Aug 26  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Tuesday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.9% loss. Within the sector, Entergy (NYSE: ETR) and Ameren (NYSE: AEE) are two large stocks that are lagging,...




 

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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