During trading today, the Utilities sector (XLU) showed little change while the S&P 500 fell 1%.

The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past week. Entering today's trading, XLU was up 0.1% over the last seven trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 2%.

Cadiz (CDZI) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 3.9% (-28 cents) to close at $6.93. 26,202 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $6.85 and $7.15. The stock is down over the last two months, having fallen $1.67 (-19.4%) from a price of $8.60 on May 8, 2012.

Crosstex Energy L.P (XTEX) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 3.1%. The stock closed at $16.21 with 186,856 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $15.51 to $16.25. Share price is up $1.01 (6.6%) from $15.20 on June 6, 2012.

Spectra Energy Partners (SEP) rose 1.2% to close at $30.80, cross its 50-day moving average of $30.54 and 200-day moving average of $31.29. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras (EBR) declined 3.6% to close at $6.90, moving below its 50-day moving average of $6.89 and 200-day moving average of $8.65.

Atlas Energy (ATLS) fell 1.8% to close at $30.72, moving down to 0.3% above its 200-day moving average of $30.64.