During trading today, the Utilities sector (XLU) showed little change while the S&P 500 fell 0.3%.
The ETF is exceeding its 50-day moving average by 3.2% and its 200-day moving average by 1.3%.
EnerNOC (ENOC) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 9.2% (-70 cents) to close at $6.88. 443,129 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $6.81 to $7.57. Shares are down over the last two months as the price has dropped $3.14 (-31.3%) from a price of $10.02 on February 17, 2012.
Calpine Corporation (CPN) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 3.3%. The stock closed at $17.67 with 7.6 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $17.15 to $18.10. Share price increased over the last three months, now up $2.72 (18.2%) from $14.95 on January 20, 2012.
The Empire District Electric Company (EDE) fell 1.9% to close at $19.84, crossing its 50-day moving average of $20.14. Meanwhile, DCP Midstream Partners (DPM) climbed 0.8% to close at $45.04, moving past its 200-day moving average of $45.00.
Energy Transfer Equity L.P (ETE) rose 0.9% to close at $39, approaching its 50-day moving average of $41.42. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $40.17. ITC Holdings (SWX) fell 0.8% to close at $76.96, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $76.48. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $40.82.