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Forbes  8 hrs ago  Comment 
In trading on Wednesday, shares of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (Toronto: AQN) were yielding above the 4% mark based on its quarterly dividend (annualized to $0.38), with the stock changing hands as low as $9.49 on the day. Dividends are...
Forbes  10 hrs ago  Comment 
The worst performing sector as of midday Wednesday is the Utilities sector, showing a 1.9% loss. Within the sector, Exelon (NYSE: EXC) and Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 3.1% and 2.6%,...
Forbes  Nov 12  Comment 
Massachusetts tops perennial efficiency king California on the strength of a robust program to get utilities to make improvements.
MarketWatch  Nov 12  Comment 
After five consecutive days of record closes, the benchmark S&P 500 appears to be taking a breather on Wednesday. The gains from the previous five days have been far from convincing, with the S&P 500 advancing a mere 1.4%. The index is down 3...
Forbes  Nov 11  Comment 
The worst performing sector as of midday Tuesday is the Utilities sector, showing a 0.5% loss. Within that group, AGL Resources (NYSE: GAS) and DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 1.6% and 1.2%,...
Forbes  Nov 7  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Friday, Energy stocks are the best performing sector, up 1.7%. Within that group, Diamond Offshore Drilling (NYSE: DO) and Newfield Exploration (NYSE: NFX) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 6.7% and...
Forbes  Nov 6  Comment 
The worst performing sector as of midday Thursday is the Utilities sector, showing a 1.8% loss. Within that group, AES (NYSE: AES) and Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 6.0% and...




 

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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