The S&P 500 lost 0.4% while the Utilities sector (XLU) showed little movement during trading today.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLU was up 4888.1% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed -1.2%.
EDENOR (EDN) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 9.4%. The stock closed at $3.03 with 80,588 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $2.74 to $3.49.
Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 6.9% (-$1.23) to close at $16.71. 3.1 million shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $15.84 and $17.25. The stock is down over the last two months, having fallen $4.06 (-19.5%) from a price of $20.77 on March 9, 2012.
Crosstex Energy (XTXI) rose 7% to close at $15.07, cross its 50-day moving average of $14.19 and 200-day moving average of $13.47. SJW (SJW) climbed 2.3% to close at $23.99, moving past its 200-day moving average of $23.74.
Black Hills (BKH) rose 2.2% to close at $32.42, approaching its 50-day moving average of $32.92. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $33.01. Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP) fell 2.3% to close at $27.36, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $27.21. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $27.16.
NV Energy (NVE) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $17.38 to top the previous high of $16.87.