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Forbes  5 hrs ago  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Tuesday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 1.1%. Within that group, NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) and Edison International (NYSE: EIX) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 2.0% and 1.6%,...
Forbes  Aug 18  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Monday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 0.2% loss. Within that group, TECO Energy (NYSE: TE) and PPL (NYSE: PPL) are two large stocks that are lagging,...
Forbes  Aug 18  Comment 
Mississippi and Alabama have long prided themselves on being anti-Washington, D.C. and pro-coal. At least, that was the case until earlier this month, when utilities there—led not by local politicians, but by their business leaders—pulled a...
Motley Fool  Aug 18  Comment 
As utilities increasingly turn to companies like Opower and EnerNOC to help customers curtail demand, you will comply for your own good, and for the good of the utility.
SeekingAlpha  Aug 15  Comment 
By Casey Hoerth: Utilities are not a great place to be right now. Because utilities operate in a monopoly-like, regulated environment and have little to no revenue and earnings growth, they are often seen as bond equivalents. After a runup from...
SeekingAlpha  Aug 15  Comment 
By SA Transcripts: Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp (OTCQB:AQUNF) Q2 2014 Results Earnings Conference Call August 15, 2014, 10:00 am ET Executives Kelly Castledine - Director, Investor Relations Ian Robertson - Chief Executive...
Benzinga  Aug 15  Comment 
Below are the top utilities stocks in terms of earnings per share. The trailing-twelve-month earnings per share at National Grid plc (NYSE: NGG) is $5.54. National Grid's operating margin for the same period is 24.80%. The...
Forbes  Aug 14  Comment 
The best performing sector as of midday Thursday is the Utilities sector, higher by 0.9%. Within that group, Pinnacle West Capital (NYSE: PNW) and Duke Energy (NYSE: DUK) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 1.8% and 1.4%,...
Financial Times  Aug 14  Comment 
Sluggish Euactivity in Europe – which economists say faces key growth constraints – and a Fed cautious about lifting rates, have made utilities more appealing
SeekingAlpha  Aug 14  Comment 
By Intrepid Investor: SPDR ETFs can be used as a broad guide to stock performance by sector. Individual stock pickers myself included who want some diversification across sectors may time a stock pick according to its sector's current valuations....




 

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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