El Paso Corporation and Williams Companies Lead the Way Higher in the Utilities Sector

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Companies in the Utilities sector are broadly higher today.  Following is some information about what is moving five of the largest companies in the sector.

  • El Paso Corporation : The shares recently traded at $24.87, up $0.48, o 1.97%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $12.51 to $25.15 and its market capitalization is $19.16 billion. About the company: El Paso Corporation operates natural gas pipeline and storage facilities, transports natural gas, and imports liquefied natural gas.  El Paso also explores for and produces natural gas.  The Company has operations in the United States, Brazil, and Egypt.
  • Williams Companies, Inc. : The shares recently traded at $$29.42, up $0.01, or 0.01%, for the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $20.20 to $33.47 and its market capitalization is $17.33 billion.  About the company: The Williams Companies, Inc. is an integrated natural gas company that produces, gathers, processes and transports natural gas.  The Company’s operations are concentrated in the Pacific Northwest, Rocky Mountains, Gulf Coast, the Eastern Seaboard, and the province of Alberta in Canada.
  • Pepco Holdings, Inc. : The shares recently traded at $19.31, flat on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $16.57 to $20.36 and its market capitalization is $4.37 billion.  About the company: Pepco Holdings, Inc. is a diversified energy company.  The Company primarily distributes, transmits, and supplies electricity and supplies natural gas to customers in New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
  • The Southern Company : The shares recently traded at $43.16, up $0.18, or 0.42%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $35.73 to $43.48 and its market capitalization is $37.02 billion.  About the company: Southern Company is a public utility holding company.  The Company, through its subsidiaries, generates, wholesales, and retails electricity in the southeastern United States.  The Company also offers wireless telecommunications services, and provides businesses with two-way radio, telephone, paging, and Internet access services as well as wholesales fiber optic solutions.
  • Exelon Corporation : The shares recently traded at $42.69, up $0.15, or 0.35%, on the day.  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $39.05 to $45.27 and its market capitalization is $28.29 billion.  About the company: Exelon Corporation is a utility services holding company.  The Company, through its subsidiaries, distributes electricity to customers in Illinois and Pennsylvania.  Exelon also distributes gas to customers in the Philadelphia area as well as operates nuclear power plants in states that include Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

(Note: Selected financial data are sourced from Google Finance.  All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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