Forbes  Oct 24  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Friday, Healthcare stocks are the best performing sector, up 1.2%. Within the sector, Edwards Lifesciences (NYSE: EW) and Gilead Sciences (NASD: GILD) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 11.0% and 3.7%,...  Oct 24  Comment 
Price comparison site says utilities are not passing on wholesale price falls as campaign group proposes energy bill of rights Britains householders could save more than £800m over the next 12 months on their energy bills if the big six suppliers...
Forbes  Oct 23  Comment 
The worst performing sector as of midday Thursday is the Utilities sector, higher by 0.7%. Within that group, Edison International (NYSE: EIX) and FirstEnergy (NYSE: FE) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 0.2% and 0.1%,...
Forbes  Oct 22  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Wednesday, Utilities stocks are the best performing sector, higher by 0.5%. Within the sector, NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) and PG&E (NYSE: PCG) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 2.4% and 1.5%, respectively....
Reuters  Oct 22  Comment 
For years, the utilities responsible for providing electricity to the nation have treated residential solar systems as a threat. Now, they want a piece of the action, and they are having to fight for the chance.
Forbes  Oct 21  Comment 
In afternoon trading on Tuesday, Utilities stocks are the worst performing sector, up 0.5%. Within that group, Consolidated Edison (NYSE: ED) and Integrys Energy Group (NYSE: TEG) are two large stocks that are lagging, showing a loss of 0.6% and...
Motley Fool  Oct 21  Comment 
American utility companies are facing lower-than-average fuel supplies as they begin to stockpile for the winter.
Forbes  Oct 20  Comment 
The best performing sector as of midday Monday is the Services sector, higher by 1.4%. Within that group, Gannett (NYSE: GCI) and Lennar (NYSE: LEN) are two of the day's stand-outs, showing a gain of 5.2% and 3.4%, respectively. Among the largest...
Forbes  Oct 20  Comment 
Friday’s sharp rally further surprised an already confused market and the relatively high bullish sentiment from the AAII during last week’s slide was also perplexing. Though last week’s low could mark a panic selloff in the stock market, it...


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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