Utilities Down as Retreat From Defensive Areas Continues -- Utilities Roundup

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Shares of power-plant operators fell as traders continued to retreat from defensive sectors. The SPDR Select Utilities exchange-traded fund, which tracks the utilities sector of the Standard & Poor's 500, is trading at its lowest level since September and is now trailing the returns of the broad market for the year to date.

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-Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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December 20, 2017 16:55 ET (21:55 GMT)