The Utilities sector (XLU) showed little movement on a trading day that saw S&P 500 fall 0.3%.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLU was up 0.8% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed -5.8%.
Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) was a major loser in the sector, falling 3.8% (-53 cents) to close at $13.43 with 1.2 million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $13.32 to $13.99.
Crosstex Energy L.P (XTEX) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 3.2%. The stock closed at $16.61 with 556,590 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $15.89 to $16.64. The stock has seen some positive movement recently as shares are up $1.92 (13.1%) from a price of $14.69 on May 18, 2012.
Consolidated Water (CWCO) declined 1.6% to close at $7.59, moving below its 50-day moving average of $7.26 and 200-day moving average of $7.95. El Paso Pipeline Partners L.P (EPB) rose 2.6% to close at $33.20, crossing its 50-day moving average of $33.20.
Crosstex Energy (XTXI) rose 1.9% to close at $13.55, approaching its 50-day moving average of $14.18. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $13.61. American States Water (AWR) fell 1.2% to close at $36.54, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $36.35. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $35.95.