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. American Electric Power ( AEP) pushed the Utilities sector higher today making it today's featured utilities winner. The sector as a whole closed the day up 0.7%. By the end of trading, American Electric Power rose $0.53 (1.0%) to $53.36 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2,987,736 shares of American Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3,100,000 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $52.70-$53.39 after having opened the day at $52.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.83. Other companies within the Utilities sector that increased today were: Cadiz ( CDZI), up 29.4%, Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora No ( EDN), up 5.5%, Transportadora de Gas del Sur ( TGS), up 5.2% and Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR), up 4.2%.
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