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Electric Utilities to BuyCPFL Energia ( CPL) generates and distributes electricity in Brazil and has watched its stock price climb 15% since January and 32.7% in the last 12 months. Southern Co. ( SO) owns the common stock of numerous southeastern U.S. electric companies and has outperformed earnings estimates for four straight quarters, while also gaining 15.7% year to date. Pepco Holdings ( POM) is a diversified energy company that has experienced a stock jump of 19.8% since last September.
Gas UtilitiesDelta Natural Gas ( DGAS) distributes and transports natural gas to approximately 37,000 customers in Kentucky. Its stock has risen 14.4% over the past year. Suburban Propane Partners ( SPH) is a distributor of propane and marketer natural gas whose shares have climbed 12.5% year to date and 26.5% since last September. South Jersey Industries ( SJI) is a holding company based in New Jersey. Its stock has jumped 34.4% over the past 12 months.
Power Producers and Energy TradersEmpresa Nacional de Electricidad ( EOC) is a Chilean electric energy company that has watched its stock jump 7.1% since January and 13.3% since September 2009. Calpine ( CPN) is a U.S.-based wholesale power company whose shares have climbed 13.7% year to date. TransAlta ( TAC) is a wholesale power company operating in the U.S., Canada and Australia. This stock has risen 4.4% since last September.
Multi-UtilitiesDominion Resources ( D) is a producer and transporter of energy that has outperformed earnings estimates for four consecutive quarters and shows an impressive stock gain of 27.4% over the past year. Wisconsin Energy ( WEC) owns subsidiaries in utility energy and nonutility energy. This stock has gained 26.2% since last September. Integrys Energy Group ( TEG) provides regulated natural gas to over 1.6 million customers in Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan. Its stock has soared an impressive 41% in the last year.
Water UtilitiesAqua America ( WTR) is a regulated utilities holding company operating in 14 states that has gained 18.5% in stock price since January.
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