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Forbes  50 min ago  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring best as of midday Monday, shares of Utilities companies are outperforming other sectors, up 0.4%. Within the sector, Entergy Corp (NYSE: ETR) and NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI) are two large stocks leading the way, showing...
newratings.com  Aug 19  Comment 
WASHINGTON (dpa-AFX) - Interest-rate sensitive utilities stocks are seeing considerable weakness during trading on Friday, resulting in a 1.7 percent drop by the Dow Jones Utilities Average. The drop by utilities stocks comes as recent comments...
Forbes  Aug 19  Comment 
Looking at the sectors faring worst as of midday Friday, shares of Utilities companies are underperforming other sectors, showing a 1.7% loss. Within the sector, AES Corp. (NYSE: AES) and DTE Energy Co (NYSE: DTE) are two of the day's laggards,...
Forbes  Aug 18  Comment 
The best performing sector as of midday Thursday is the Energy sector, up 2.5%. Within that group, Chesapeake Energy Corp. (NYSE: CHK) and Williams Cos Inc (NYSE: WMB) are two large stocks leading the way, showing a gain of 9.2% and 7.0%,...
The Economic Times  Aug 18  Comment 
Shares of BF Utilities surged a mammoth 13,480 per cent in two years from Rs 25 in November 2004 to an all-time high of Rs 3,395 in November 2006.
The Hindu Business Line  Aug 17  Comment 
US stocks eased from record highs on Tuesday after comments from Federal Reserve officials fuelled speculation of an interest rate hike this year.The S&P telecommunications index and utilities, am...
Forbes  Aug 16  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Tuesday, Utilities stocks are the worst performing sector, showing a 1.0% loss. Within the sector, Alliant Energy Corp (NYSE: LNT) and CenterPoint Energy, Inc (NYSE: CNP) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a...
Benzinga  Aug 16  Comment 
$51.08 - Monday high $50.90 - Friday close $50.12 - Monday close $50.03 - Intraday high as of 1:47 PM $49.64 - Current price as of 1:47 PM $49.58 - Intraday low as of 1:47 PM $49.30 - June 2 low close $48.81 -...




 

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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