While the S&P 500 grew 0.8%, 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 1.1% over the last thirty trading days. The S&P 500, in comparison, went up -5.8%.
U.S. Geothermal (HTM) was a major loser in the sector, falling 7.7% (-3 cents) to close at 36 cents with 361,194 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of 35 cents to 40 cents.
Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 7.3%. The stock closed at $13.46 with two million shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $12.60 to $13.68.
Consolidated Water (CWCO) fell 0.9% to close at $7.45, crossing its 50-day moving average of $7.31. Meanwhile, American Electric (AEP) climbed 1.3% to close at $38.92, moving past its 200-day moving average of $38.82.
Energy Transfer Equity L.P (ETE) rose 4.6% to close at $35.97, approaching its 50-day moving average of $38.74. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $40.03. Cheniere Energy (LNG) rose 6.3% to close at $12.49, getting closer to its 200-day moving average or $13.53.
Aqua America (WTR) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $24.20 to top the previous high of $23.56.