Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK) pushed the Utilities sector lower today making it today's featured Utilities laggard. The sector as a whole closed the day down 1.4%. By the end of trading, Duke Energy Corporation fell $0.81 (-1.1%) to $70.50 on light volume. Throughout the day, 1,408,150 shares of Duke Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,296,800 shares. The stock ranged in price between $70.15-$71.30 after having opened the day at $71.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $71.31. Other companies within the Utilities sector that declined today were: PVR Partners ( PVR), down 6.4%, U.S. Geothermal ( HTM), down 4.9%, American Midstream Partners ( AMID), down 4.4% and Atlantic Power Corporation ( AT), down 4.2%.
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