Forbes  3 hrs ago  Comment 
While technological advancements help mankind seemingly bend nature’s rules, no technology or tool can help man defy the laws of physics. This same principle applies to investing, including dividend investing. Over the next several articles we...
Forbes  8 hrs ago  Comment 
The best performing sector as of midday Tuesday is the Utilities sector, up 0.2%. Within that group, NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) and Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 1.0% and 0.9%, respectively. Among...
Forbes  Oct 24  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Monday, Energy stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 1.1% loss. Within that group, Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) and Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a...
Forbes  Oct 19  Comment 
In case you haven’t heard yet, a leaked tape recording revealed what many folks like myself have long since suspected. The utility industry was behind a political campaign to deceive voters in the state of Florida into supporting an anti-solar...
The Economic Times  Oct 19  Comment 
Automotive & Transportation grew by 8.45% on a Q-o-Q basis while Manufacturing and Energy & Utilities declined by 4.42% and 7.71%.
Benzinga  Oct 18  Comment 
After starting this year in fine form and leading the market higher through the first half of 2016, defensive sectors, such as consumer staples and utilities, have been taking drubbings over the past couple of months. Defensive Sectors: Recent...
Forbes  Oct 17  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Monday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 0.6%. Within that group, FirstEnergy Corp (NYSE: FE) and Public Service Enterprise Group Inc (NYSE: PEG) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a...
Reuters  Oct 17  Comment 
U.S. industrial production barely rose in September as a rebound in manufacturing and mining output was offset by surprisingly weak demand for utilities, pointing to a moderate acceleration in economic growth in the third quarter.
MarketWatch  Oct 17  Comment 
Asian shares were broadly lower Monday morning, with the Nikkei giving up early gains, driven by a sharp decline in electric utilities stocks after a nuclear-power skeptic’s weekend win in a Japanese gubernatorial race.


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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