3. As of noon trading, Northeast Utilities ( NU) is up $0.21 (0.5%) to $41.34 on light volume. Thus far, 530,841 shares of Northeast Utilities exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.86-$41.41 after having opened the day at $41.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.13.

Northeast Utilities, a public utility company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the energy delivery business. It operates in four segments: Electric Distribution, Electric Transmission, Natural Gas Distribution, and Other. Northeast Utilities has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 5.2% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Northeast Utilities a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Northeast Utilities as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full Northeast Utilities Ratings Report now.

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