Shares of utilities rose on bets the sector would exceed modest expectations for second-quarter earnings.
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Of the 10 Standard & Poor's 500 sectors, only the utility sector is anticipated to report a decline in quarterly earnings, according to a review of analyst estimates by Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.
First Solar rose after Axiom raised its rating on the maker of solar-power equipment.
-By Rob Curran, firstname.lastname@example.org
(END) Dow Jones Newswires
July 19, 2017 17:56 ET (21:56 GMT)