During trading today, both the Utilities sector (XLU) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 6.5% (-92 cents) to close at $13.20. 2.2 million shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $13.19 and $14.55. The stock is down over the last two months, having fallen $7.02 (-34.7%) from a price of $20.22 on April 12, 2012.
Laclede Group (LG) rose 0.4% to close at $38.58, cross its 50-day moving average of $38.53 and 200-day moving average of $39.72. EnerNOC (ENOC) declined 5.1% to close at $6.10, moving below its 50-day moving average of $6.13 and 200-day moving average of $7.91.
Copano Energy L.L.C (CPNO) rose 1.1% to close at $27.50, approaching its 50-day moving average of $29.95. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $33.20. TransAlta Corporation (AWK) fell 2.6% to close at $16.67, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $16.66. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $33.11.
Genie Energy (GNE) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 2.9%. The stock closed at $7.40 with 104,750 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $7.21 to $7.99.
Progress Energy (PGN) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $60.59 to top the previous high of $58.14.