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Forbes  Aug 26  Comment 
The worst performing sector as of midday Wednesday is the Utilities sector, higher by 0.4%. Within the sector, NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG) and Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 1.1% and 0.9%, respectively....
Reuters  Aug 26  Comment 
Utilities regulators for the District of Columbia on Tuesday denied Exelon Corp’s $6.8 billion bid for Pepco Holdings Inc , dealing a major blow to a deal that would have created the country's top power distributor.
Forbes  Aug 25  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Tuesday, Utilities stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 1.4% loss. Within that group, Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM) and Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 16.0% and...
Reuters  Aug 25  Comment 
Utilities regulators for the District of Columbia on Tuesday denied Exelon Corp’s $6.8 billion bid for Pepco Holdings Inc , dealing a major blow to a deal that would have...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 24  Comment 
Southern Co. is taking on a lot of debt to buy AGL. The market’s muted reaction won’t be lost on other utilities seeking growth.
Benzinga  Aug 24  Comment 
Energy Sector down 3.57% Financial Sector down 3.23% Healthcare Sector down 3.07% Materials Sector down 3.05% Cons. Staples Sector down 2.95% Info Tech Sector down 2.94% Cons. Disc. Sector down 2.94% Industrial...
Cellular News  Aug 24  Comment 
The global market for semiconductors used in smart meters that provide two-way communications between meters and utilities will continue to expand in the coming years, providing significant growth opportunities semiconductor manufacturers. Click...
Forbes  Aug 21  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Friday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, losing just 0.2%. Within that group, Edison International (NYSE: EIX) and TECO Energy Inc. (NYSE: TE) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 1.3% 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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