During trading today, the S&P 500 dropped 0.9%, and the Utilities sector (XLU) showed little change.
The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked farther from the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLU was down 0.1% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 climbed 0.8%.
Genie Energy (GNE) was a significant gainer in the sector, rising 5.8%. The stock closed at $8.18 with 45,401 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $7.82 to $8.20.
Clean Energy Fuels (CLNE) was a major loser in the sector, falling 5% (-77 cents) to close at $14.65 with 1.4 million shares moving. The stock traded between $14.59 and $15.70. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $5.57 (-27.5%) from a price of $20.22 on April 12, 2012.
DCP Midstream Partners (DPM) fell 1.4% to close at $40.86, crossing its 50-day moving average of $40.26. Meanwhile, SJW (SJW) climbed 1.6% to close at $24.05, moving past its 200-day moving average of $23.75.
Cadiz (CDZI) rose 2.8% to close at $7.28, approaching its 50-day moving average of $7.42. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $8.70. ITC Holdings (ITC) rose 0.7% to close at $70.19, getting closer to its 200-day moving average or $73.07.
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (CPK) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $46.39 to top the previous high of $45.70.