RECENT NEWS
Financial Times  May 18  Comment 
Utilities have little choice but to shake up their operations as Germany embraces renewable energy
newratings.com  May 17  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Reflecting concerns about the outlook for monetary policy, interest rate-sensitive utilities stocks have come under pressure during trading on Tuesday. The Dow Jones Utilities Average has slumped by 1.8 percent after moving...
newratings.com  May 17  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Industrial production in the U.S. rebounded by much more than anticipated in the month of April, the Federal Reserve revealed in a report on Tuesday, with utilities output showing a substantial increase. The report said...
New York Times  May 17  Comment 
Shares of utilities and consumer goods companies dropped the most after the market made sizable gains the previous day.
Forbes  May 16  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Monday, Utilities stocks are the worst performing sector, not showing much of a gain. Within that group, Exelon Corp (NYSE: EXC) and PPL Corp (NYSE: PPL) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 0.7% and...
New York Times  May 12  Comment 
The California Public Utilities Commission has approved Charter’s proposals to buy Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.




 

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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