Utilities stocks finished up broadly on Wall Street on Tuesday, with the sector seeing an overall increase of 0.3%.
More broadly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 0.5%, the Nasdaq remained flat and the S&P 500 declined 0.5%.
Some of the biggest gainers among utilities stocks include:
- Integrys Energy Group (TEG): TEG stock is up 1.3% today on 5 times normal volume.
- Nextera Energy (NEE): NEE stock is up 1.1% today.
- Western Gas Partners LP (WES): WES stock is up 1.1% to a new 52-week high of $75.25.
- Enersis S A (ENI): ENI stock is up 1.0%, marking the fifth consecutive day the stock has increased.
- Public Service Enterprise Group Inc (PEG): PEG stock is up 0.8% today.
- Great Plains Energy Inc (GXP): GXP stock is up 0.7% today.
- Oge Energy Corp (OGE): OGE stock is up 0.7% today.
- Portland General Electric Company (POR): POR stock is up 0.7% to a new 52-week high of $34.01.
- Westar Energy (WR): WR stock is up 0.6% to a new 52-week high of $37.37.
- Centerpoint Energy Inc (CNP): CNP stock is up 0.6% today on 2 times normal volume.
Some of the biggest losers among utilities stocks include:
- Cheniere Energy (LNG): LNG stock is down 2.0%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Centrais Elc Braz Pfb B Elbras (EBR): EBR stock is down 1.3%, marking the fourth consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Ormat Technologies (ORA): ORA stock is down 1.2% today.
- Atlas Energy Llc (ATLS): ATLS stock is down 1.0% today on 2 times normal volume.
- Exterran Partners L.P. (EXLP): EXLP stock is down 0.9% today.
- NRG Energy (NRG): NRG stock is down 0.8%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- The Aes Corp (AES): AES stock is down 0.5% today.
- National Fuel Gas Company (NFG): NFG stock is down 0.4% today.
- Ugi Corp (UGI): UGI stock is down 0.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
- Black Hills Corp (BKH): BKH stock is down 0.3%, marking the third consecutive day the stock has decreased.
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Editor’s Note: Returns for the fastest-moving stocks listed here are based on share prices 20 minutes prior to publication of this story.