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Forbes  5 hrs ago  Comment 
Average returns of large financial firms have fallen from over 20% in the early years of the millennium to 7% in 2013 - or the level of utilities companies.
OilVoice  6 hrs ago  Comment 
Steven E. Strah has been named senior vice president of FirstEnergy and president of FirstEnergy Utilities. Strah formerly vice president Distribution Support for FirstEnergy Utilities succeeds Cha
Market Intelligence Center  Jan 20  Comment 
MarketIntelligenceCenter.com's patented trade-picking algorithms have identified an attractive covered-call trade on iShares DJ US Utilities (IDU). Look at the Jun. '15 $121.00 covered call for a net debit in the $116.84 area. This trade has a...
Motley Fool  Jan 17  Comment 
Solar energy could upend the traditional utility model if companies can't adapt to this new energy source.
TheStreet.com  Jan 16  Comment 
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Book profits on utility stocks including the Utilities Select Sector SPDR Fund , then re-invest 50% of the proceeds six high-dividend-paying Dow stocks. Consider the 50% taken out of market as cash waiting for buying...
MarketWatch  Jan 16  Comment 
Industrial production declined 0.1% in December, marking the first drop since August, after unusually warm weather quelled demand for heating, the Federal Reserve reported Friday. Economists polled by MarketWatch expected a 0.2% decline. Excluding...
Forbes  Jan 16  Comment 
Cities keep getting smarter, particularly as sensors give managers information on usage of key systems such as utilities, traffic, and public transport patterns.




 

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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