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Utility Stocks Rally After Dec. Job Gains Miss Views

All 31 utilities stocks in the S&P 500 are rallied Friday as falling Treasury yields fueled by a very disappointing December jobs report boost the allure of dividend-paying stocks.  Utility companies are also big borrowers, so lower interest rates should improve profitability (call it a two-fer).S&P 500 Utilities Stocks SurgeTickerSecurityLastChange% Chg(NYSE:NI) NiSource Inc.33.730.641.93%(NYSE:CMS) CMS Energy Corporation27.020.491.85%(NYSE:WEC) Wisconsin Energy Corporation41.440.691.69%(NYSE:GAS) AGL Resources, Inc.47.010.761.64%(NYSE:SCG) SCANA Corporation46.770.751.63%(NYSE:SRE) Sempra Energy91.781.451.61%(NYSE:TE) TECO Energy, Inc.16.960.251.50%(NYSE:AEP) American Electric Power Company, Inc.46.950.671.45%(NYSEL:DTE) DTE Energy Company66.630.951.45%(NYSE:D) Dominion Resources, Inc.67.270.951.43%(NYSE:SO) The Southern Company41.200.581.43%(NYSE:TEG) Integrys Energy Group, Inc.54.010.761.43%(NYSE:PNW) Pinnacle West Capital Corporation53.230.711.35%(NYSE:ETR) Entergy Corporation61.33...

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