Forbes  Jan 13  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Friday, Energy stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 0.5% loss. Within that group, Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. (NYSE: COG) and Marathon Petroleum Corp. (NYSE: MPC) are two of the day's laggards, showing a loss of 2.1%...
Forbes  Jan 12  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Thursday, Services stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 0.1%. Within the sector, Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) and Discovery Communications Srs C (NASD: DISCK) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 4.2%...
Forbes  Jan 11  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Wednesday, shares of Energy companies are outperforming other sectors, up 1.2%. Within that group, Transocean Ltd (NYSE: RIG) and ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a...
Forbes  Jan 10  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Tuesday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.5% loss. Within that group, FirstEnergy Corp (NYSE: FE) and AES Corp. (NYSE: AES) are two of the day's laggards,...
Biomass Magazine  Jan 9  Comment 
In December, Maine Public Utilities Commission announced it has approved distributing up to $13.4 million in subsidies across four biomass energy plants, including two previously owned by Covanta and two currently owned by ReEnergy.
Forbes  Jan 9  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Monday, Energy stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 1.7% loss. Within the sector, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) and Range Resources Corp (NYSE: RRC) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a...
Benzinga  Jan 9  Comment 
Last year represented a tale of two views for utilities stocks and exchange-traded funds. ETFs such as the Utilities SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLU) burst out of the gates early in the year as investors favored defensive, low volatility, high dividend...
Wall Street Journal  Jan 9  Comment 
Utilities are closing U.S. nuclear-power plants as they face competition from cheaper sources of electricity and political pressure from critics.


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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