RECENT NEWS
Forbes  2 hrs ago  Comment 
The best performing sector as of midday Monday is the Energy sector, higher by 1.0%. Within the sector, Newfield Exploration (NYSE: NFX) and Cimarex Energy (NYSE: XEC) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 4.1% and 3.1%,...
Forbes  Aug 22  Comment 
Calling  banks like J.P.Morgan Chase, Citigroup, Bank of America, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs and  Morgan Stanley "public utilities" is  just absurd. It's a conceit, a  neat tagline that sounds true, but is quite inaccurate about the Too Big to...
TechCrunch  Aug 21  Comment 
 Throughout the history of the power industry, the answer to all of our problems has been to “get bigger”. Due to economies of scale, utilities have concentrated on building larger and larger power plants to increase efficiency and improve...
Forbes  Aug 21  Comment 
Wednesday's release of the FOMC minutes revived the debate over when the Fed might raise rates and has added further focus on Friday's Jackson Hole meetings. The Nasdaq 100, which has been leading the market, was flat for the day while the...
Cloud Computing  Aug 21  Comment 
Nexant, a leading provider of proven, customer-centric software solutions for utilities, today announced Larry Goldstein joined the company as senior director of product management for Nexant iEnergy customer engagement...
Forbes  Aug 20  Comment 
The worst performing sector as of midday Wednesday is the Healthcare sector, showing a 0.4% loss. Within that group, Intuitive Surgical (NASD: ISRG) and Biogen Idec (NASD: BIIB) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 1.6% and 1.4%,...
Forbes  Aug 19  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Tuesday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 1.1%. Within that group, NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) and Edison International (NYSE: EIX) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 2.0% and 1.6%,...
Forbes  Aug 18  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Monday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.2% loss. Within that group, TECO Energy (NYSE: TE) and PPL (NYSE: PPL) are two large stocks that are lagging,...
Forbes  Aug 18  Comment 
Mississippi and Alabama have long prided themselves on being anti-Washington, D.C. and pro-coal. At least, that was the case until earlier this month, when utilities there—led not by local politicians, but by their business leaders—pulled a...




 

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.

Wikinvest © 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012. Use of this site is subject to express Terms of Service, Privacy Policy, and Disclaimer. By continuing past this page, you agree to abide by these terms. Any information provided by Wikinvest, including but not limited to company data, competitors, business analysis, market share, sales revenues and other operating metrics, earnings call analysis, conference call transcripts, industry information, or price targets should not be construed as research, trading tips or recommendations, or investment advice and is provided with no warrants as to its accuracy. Stock market data, including US and International equity symbols, stock quotes, share prices, earnings ratios, and other fundamental data is provided by data partners. Stock market quotes delayed at least 15 minutes for NASDAQ, 20 mins for NYSE and AMEX. Market data by Xignite. See data providers for more details. Company names, products, services and branding cited herein may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. The use of trademarks or service marks of another is not a representation that the other is affiliated with, sponsors, is sponsored by, endorses, or is endorsed by Wikinvest.
Powered by MediaWiki