On a trading day that saw the S&P 500 gain 1.2%, the Utilities sector (XLU) showed little change.
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Increasing 4.2% (+63 cents) to close at $15.64, Cheniere Energy (LNG) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 3.2 million shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $14.86 to $15.70. The stock has been going in a negative direction over the last month, dropping $3.10 (-16.5%) from a price of $18.74 on April 27, 2012.
Boardwalk Pipeline Partners (BWP) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 2% (-55 cents) to close at $27.47. 457,632 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded in a range of $27.47 to $28.10. Shares have shown some positive movement over the last two months as the price has climbed $1.29 (4.9%) from a price of $26.18 on March 29, 2012.
Connecticut Water Service (CTWS) fell 0.8% to close at $27.43, crossing its 50-day moving average of $27.65. Meanwhile, Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) climbed 1.8% to close at $31.74, moving past its 200-day moving average of $31.40.
Kinder Morgan (KMI) rose 3.3% to close at $33.50, approaching its 50-day moving average of $35.19. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $33.51. Integrys Energy Group (ARTNA) fell 0.8% to close at $54.27, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $53.57. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $18.85.