Shares of some top utilities companies are down at 1 p.m.:

American Electric Power Co. fell $.48 or .9 percent, to $52.47.

Consolidated Edison Inc. Holding Co. fell $.44 or .8 percent, to $56.99.

Dominion Resources Inc. fell $.37 or .5 percent, to $69.72.

Duke Energy Corp. fell $.55 or .8 percent, to $72.43.

Exelon fell $.39 or 1.2 percent, to $32.45.

PG&E fell $.34 or .7 percent, to $45.58.

Southern Co. fell $.22 or .5 percent, to $43.69.