During trading today, both the Utilities sector (XLU) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
Cadiz (CDZI) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 5% (-44 cents) to close at $8.43. 20,780 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $8.35 and $8.91. Shares are down over the last two months as the price has dropped $1.89 (-18.3%) from a price of $10.32 on March 1, 2012.
Increasing 4.7% (+$1.88) to close at $41.96, Energy Transfer Equity L.P (ETE) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 4.3 million shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $40.90 to $42.13. Shares are up, having risen $2.14 (5.4%) from a price of $39.82 on April 23, 2012.
Exterran Partners L.P (EXLP) rose 1.7% to close at $22.34, cross its 50-day moving average of $22.24 and 200-day moving average of $22.48. Connecticut Water Service (CTWS) declined 2.6% to close at $27.75, moving below its 50-day moving average of $28.24 and 200-day moving average of $28.16.
Entergy Corporation (ETR) rose 0.4% to close at $65.56, approaching its 50-day moving average of $66.50. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $68.04. Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais (ARTNA) fell 4.2% to close at $24.67, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $24.54. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $18.71.
Calpine Corporation (CPN) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $18.96 to top the previous high of $18.72.