During trading today, both the Utilities sector (XLU) and the S&P500 showed little movement.
As a proxy for the sector, the ETF tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLU was down 1.4% over the last thirty trading days. The S&P 500, in comparison, went up 4.2%.
Delta Natural Gas Company (DGAS) was one of the sector's big losers, as its price dropped 4.4% (-96 cents) to close at $20.67. 9,976 shares of the stock moved. The stock traded between $20.59 and $21.54.
Increasing 4.4% (+43 cents) to close at $10.29, EnerNOC (ENOC) was a major gainer in the sector. Today, 442,974 shares traded hands. The stock traded in a range of $9.77 to $10.48.
Huaneng Power International (HNP) rose 3.6% to close at $29.01, cross its 50-day moving average of $28.20 and 200-day moving average of $25.65. Pampa Energia (PAM) declined 3.8% to close at $4.03, moving below its 50-day moving average of $4.18 and 200-day moving average of $6.41.
Crosstex Energy (XTXI) rose 1.4% to close at $13.18, approaching its 50-day moving average of $13.48. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $13.73. Cheniere Energy (EXLP) fell 2% to close at $14.09, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $14.01. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $21.40.