Shares of utilities were slightly higher.
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Shares of NRG Energy plummeted after posting a quarterly loss and said it was "dropping down" more solar-power production assets to affiliate yieldco NRG Yield. NRG and other energy producers formed yieldcos to operate renewable-energy projects in a way that would pay investors larger dividends by separating the projects from their development costs.
-By Rob Curran, firstname.lastname@example.org
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
May 02, 2017 17:18 ET (21:18 GMT)