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Forbes  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Friday, shares of Services companies are underperforming other sectors, up 0.1%. Within the sector, GameStop (NYSE: GME) and The Gap (NYSE: GPS) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss...
The Australian  Nov 21  Comment 
THE Australian sharemarket has closed lower for a fifth straight day on weakness in the financial and utilities sector.
Wall Street Journal  Nov 21  Comment 
Federal energy regulators ordered utilities to protect important electrical equipment from potential attackers trying to disrupt the nation’s electric grid.
Forbes  Nov 20  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Thursday, Healthcare stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 0.2% loss. Within that group, Actavis (NYSE: ACT) and Perrigo Company (NYSE: PRGO) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 2.9% and...
Benzinga  Nov 17  Comment 
FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) announced that a competitive bidding process will be conducted by its Ohio utilities – Ohio Edison, Cleveland Electric Illuminating and Toledo Edison – to procure full-requirements electric generation service for...
Forbes  Nov 17  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Monday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 1.2%. Within that group, Public Service Enterprise Group (NYSE: PEG) and Entergy (NYSE: ETR) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 2.2% and...
Benzinga  Nov 17  Comment 
Below are the top utilities stocks in terms of earnings per share. The trailing-twelve-month earnings per share at Entergy (NYSE: ETR) is $5.39. Entergy's ROE for the same period is 9.70%. The trailing-twelve-month earnings per share at...




 

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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