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Benzinga  Feb 6  Comment 
A rocky start to the year for equities coupled with speculation that the Federal Reserve will be slow to raise interest rates this year, if the central bank does so at all, have been boons for rate-sensitive asset classes and sectors. Utilities...
Motley Fool  Feb 6  Comment 
Demand response could be a disruptive force in wholesale power.
Forbes  Feb 5  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Friday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, up 0.2%. Within that group, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 2.3% and 1.5%,...
Forbes  Feb 2  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Tuesday, shares of Utilities companies are outperforming other sectors, losing just 0.1%. Within the sector, PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) and Ameren Corp. (NYSE: AEE) are two large stocks leading the way,...
newratings.com  Feb 2  Comment 
DEARBORN (dpa-AFX) - Ford Motor Co. (F) said that its U.S. sales for the month of January 2016 declined 2.6% to 173,723 vehicles from 178,351 vehicles in the same month last year. Car sales for the month declined 12.2% year-over-year to 50,032...
Forbes  Feb 1  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Monday, shares of Utilities companies are outperforming other sectors, up 0.8%. Within that group, CenterPoint Energy, Inc (NYSE: CNP) and Duke Energy Corp (NYSE: DUK) are two of the day's...
The Hindu Business Line  Jan 30  Comment 
Uttar Pradesh became the fourth state to join the Centre’s scheme to revive state electricity distribution utilities on Saturday. The state government signed a memorandum of understanding with...
Forbes  Jan 29  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Friday, Healthcare stocks are the worst performing sector, higher by 1.1%. Within the sector, Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASD: GILD) and AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 5.1% and 3.4%,...




 

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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