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Entergy

(

ETR

) pushed the Utilities sector higher today making it today's featured utilities winner. The sector as a whole closed the day down 0.1%. By the end of trading, Entergy rose $0.71 (1.1%) to $63.02 on average volume. Throughout the day, 1,592,379 shares of Entergy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1,484,200 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $62.31-$63.21 after having opened the day at $62.72 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $62.31. Other companies within the Utilities sector that increased today were:

Fuelcell Energy

(

FCEL

), up 4.3%,

Clean Energy Fuels Corporation

(

CLNE

), up 2.9%,

Korea Electric Power

(

KEP

), up 2.8% and

Consolidated Water Company

(

CWCO

), up 2.3%.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the electric power production and retail electric distribution operations in the United States. The company generates electricity through various sources, such as gas/oil, nuclear, coal, and hydro power. Entergy has a market cap of $11.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 1.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Entergy a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Entergy

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the negative front,

American DG Energy

(

ADGE

), down 5.8%,

China Hydroelectric Corporation

(

CHC

), down 2.6%,

Energy Company of Parana

(

ELP

), down 2.5% and

American States Water

(

AWR

), down 2.5% , were all laggards within the utilities sector with

PG&E

(

PCG

) being today's utilities sector laggard.

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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