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newratings.com  May 15  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - The dollar was up against its major competitors in early trade Friday, but reversed after a series of weaker than expected economic reports. Industrial production in the U.S. showed a continued decrease in the month...
Forbes  May 15  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Friday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 1.6%. Within that group, Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM) and Exelon Corp. (NYSE: EXC) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 8.7% and 3.3%,...
Motley Fool  May 15  Comment 
As strong as the Industrials have been, the Dow Jones Utilities have declined drastically.
TheStreet.com  May 15  Comment 
NEW YORK (Real Money) -- There are clear winners and losers in a rising interest-rate environment. Wednesday we discussed the financial sector and why it'll be among the winners (and why that's particularly true of the smaller regional banks)....
Biomass Magazine  May 14  Comment 
Seven major European utilities, working to help producers satisfy a blend of varying sustainability requirements, establish the Sustainable Biomass Partnersh
Market Intelligence Center  May 14  Comment 
The patented option-trade picking algorithms that power MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's Artificial Intelligence Center have selected a covered-call trade on iShares DJ US Utilities (IDU) that includes 3.50% downside protection. Sell one contract of...
Benzinga  May 14  Comment 
Below are the top small-cap diversified utilities stocks on the NYSE and the NASDAQ in terms of profit margin. The trailing-twelve-month profit margin at Avista Corp (NYSE: AVA) is 13.00 percent. Avista's PEG ratio is 3.25. The...
Biomass Magazine  May 13  Comment 
Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M, has introduced legislation that aims to establish a national renewable electricity standard (RES). The bill would require utilities to generate 30 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2030.
guardian.co.uk  May 13  Comment 
US utilities are helping to sell energy efficient gear in an attempt to give away more rebates to customers. Will the strategy work – and will buying new stuff really save energy? Spurred by the need to cut energy use and, in some cases, legal...




 

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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