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Forbes  8 hrs ago  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Thursday, Utilities stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 0.5% loss. Within that group, CenterPoint Energy, Inc (NYSE: CNP) and AGL Resources Inc. (NYSE: GAS) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a...
The Australian  Apr 16  Comment 
The “smart home” is shaping up as a battleground for power and utilities companies to capture business, a report suggests.
Benzinga  Apr 16  Comment 
Below are the top small-cap stocks in the utilities sector in terms of EPS growth forecast for the next five years. FuelCell Energy Inc (NASDAQ: FCEL) earnings per share growth forecast for the next five years is 40.00 percent. FuelCell...
Yahoo  Apr 15  Comment 
Industrial production recorded its biggest drop in more than 2-1/2 years in March, weighed down by a decline in mining and utilities output, fresh evidence that economic growth slowed sharply in the first quarter. Industrial production fell 0.6...
Forbes  Apr 14  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Tuesday, shares of Energy companies are outperforming other sectors, higher by 2.1%. Within that group, Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc. (NYSE: DO) and Range Resources Corp (NYSE: RRC) are two large...
Benzinga  Apr 14  Comment 
In a report published Tuesday, Goldman Sachs analysts mention that American Utilities continue to diversify into non-utility energy infrastructure, with Diversified Utilities seeking higher growth than their core regulated businesses. Goldman...
Forbes  Apr 13  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Monday, shares of Energy companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.9% loss. Within that group, Tesoro Corporation (NYSE: TSO) and Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) are two of the day's...
Forbes  Apr 13  Comment 
The same holding company should not be allowed to own natural gas and electric power utilities that serve the same geographic territories.
Forbes  Apr 10  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Friday, shares of Utilities companies are outperforming other sectors, up 0.9%. Within the sector, FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW) are two large stocks...




 

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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