Utilities Higher Amid Deal Activity -- Utilities Roundup

Shares of power-plant operators rose amid risk aversion and deal activity.

Shares of merchant power producer Calpine rallied after a consortium led by leveraged-buyout firm Energy Capital Partners agreed to buy the company for $5.6 billion in cash.

Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com

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August 18, 2017 17:29 ET (21:29 GMT)