Clean Energy Fuels Corporation

(

CLNE

) pushed the Utilities sector higher today making it today's featured utilities winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.5%. By the end of trading, Clean Energy Fuels Corporation rose 30 cents (2.2%) to $14.04 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1.8 million shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock ranged in a price between $13.13-$14.05 after having opened the day at $13.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.74. Other companies within the Utilities sector that increased today were:

Distribution and Marketing Company of the N

(

EDN

), up 10.6%,

Active Power

(

ACPW

), up 5.5%,

American DG Energy

(

ADGE

), up 4.2%, and

Dynegy

(

DYN

), up 3.7%.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the United States and Canada. Clean Energy Fuels Corporation has a market cap of $1.19 billion and is part of the

utilities

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 30.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is one analyst that rates Clean Energy Fuels Corporation a buy, one analyst rates it a sell, and six rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Clean Energy Fuels Corporation as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.

On the negative front,

Just Energy Group

(

JE

), down 4.9%,

China Hydroelectric Corporation

(

CHC

), down 4.2%,

Suburban Propane Partners

(

SPH

), down 4.2%, and

Calpine

(

CPN

), down 3.1%, were all losers within the utilities sector with

American Electric Power

(

AEP

) being today's utilities sector loser.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the utilities sector could consider

Utilities Select Sector SPDR

(

XLU

) while those bearish on the utilities sector could consider

ProShares UltraShort Utilities

(

SDP

).

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