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Reuters  Jul 16  Comment 
* State Of Hawaii Public Utilities Commission - PUC votes to not approve Hawaiian Electric Companies,NextEra Energy's application for change of control Source text - (http://bit.ly/29XH5ET) Further...
Forbes  Jul 15  Comment 
The best performing sector as of midday Friday is the Materials sector, up 0.4%. Within that group, WestRock Co (NYSE: WRK) and International Paper Co (NYSE: IP) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 6.0% and 3.0%, respectively....
Forbes  Jul 14  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Thursday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.9% loss. Within that group, NRG Energy Inc (NYSE: NRG) and Entergy Corp (NYSE: ETR) are two of the day's...
Benzinga  Jul 14  Comment 
Investors looking to allocate some of their investment dollars to a sector that typically outperforms others in the summer should consider utilities, at least according to CNBC's Landon Dowdy. Dowdy detailed on Thursday some of the top...
Forbes  Jul 13  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Wednesday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 0.4%. Within that group, Xcel Energy, Inc. (NYSE: XEL) and PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 0.9% and 0.8%,...
Benzinga  Jul 13  Comment 
At a time when Treasury yields are near historic lows and the Utilities SPDR (ETF) (NYSE: XLU) sports a dividend yield of 3.1 percent with a year-to-date return of nearly 20 percent, it is easy to understand investors' enthusiasm for the utilities...
New York Times  Jul 13  Comment 
Stocks were little changed after setting records the last few days. Utilities were making the largest gains, while energy fell with the price of oil.
Clusterstock  Jul 13  Comment 
By Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - International regulators will write new banking rules for checking whether a potential customer poses money-laundering or terrorist financing risks. The move is part of efforts by the world's central banks to stop...




 

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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