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Weekly Review: How Utilities Fared Last Week

Vincent Kruger
Weekly Review: How Utilities Fared Last Week

In the week ending August 3, utility stocks trended higher and the Utilities Select Sector SPDR ETF (XLU) rose 1.3%. Broader markets rose 0.8% during the week. Many top utilities reported their second-quarter financial results last week. The favorable weather had a positive impact many utilities’ quarterly numbers.