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Top 15 Trending Stocks In Utilities Industry

The utility sector consists of those companies that provide natural gas, electricity, water, and other services to businesses and homes. Some companies are involved in the production of natural gas and electricity to commercial residential and industrial customers. Few companies which come under this industry are working in Gas utilities, power generation, electric utilities, and Mining segments. These companies are embracing the new trends that position them in the new era of growth.

This year is expected to bring new opportunities and challenges for many businesses. Market opportunities are opening for the new emerging businesses. The utility diversified industry continues to transform. Now the businesses are well into a period of change driven by technological and competitive forces, as well as changing customer expectations.

Here are the few companies in the utility diversified industry sector. Let’s take a quick look how they are following new trends:

The AES Corporation (AES)

The AES Corporation (AES) last closed at $17.96, in a 52-week range of $8.11 to $21.23. Analysts have a consensus price target of $19.44. The AES Corporation today revealed the opening of the Smart Operations Center in Ohio, the first of its kind in the United States. It has opened a new era of innovative energy solutions. This company market capitalization has remained high, hitting $11.72 billion at the time of writing.

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE)

FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) stock soar by 2.10% to $28.16. The most recent rating by RBC Capital Mkts, on September 03, 2020, is at an Outperform. FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) has received recognition from the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) for excellence in providing superior service to multisite National Account customers, such as big-box retailers and major restaurant chains. This company market capitalization has remained high, hitting $15.71 at the time of writing.

Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC)

Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC) shares headed rising, higher as much as 0.96%. The most recent rating by BofA Securities, on August 17, 2020, is at an Underperform. Exelon Corporation (EXC) has also chosen 30 companies to its 2020 D&I Honor Roll, which includes partners in banking, insurance, IT, legal, professional services, and investments for their work to include women and people of color in key roles on Exelon’s account teams, as well as additional efforts that recognize the value of D&I. This company market capitalization has remained high, hitting $34.75 billion at the time of writing.

Dominion Energy Inc. (D)

Dominion Energy Inc. (D) last closed at $76.31, in a 52-week range of $57.79 to $90.89. Analysts have a consensus price target of $81.85. The Dominion Energy Christmas Parade has officially revealed its decision to host a televised-only event due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Viewers can be able to tune in to watch the 37th annual Christmas Parade exclusively on WTVR CBS6 on Saturday, Dec. 5 from 10 a.m. to noon or watch the rebroadcast on Christmas Day. It has a total market capitalization of $65.66 billion at the time of writing.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE: PEG)

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated (NYSE: PEG) rose 2.99% after gaining more than $1.55 on Thursday. The centerpiece of Public Service Electric and Gas Co.’s (PSE&G) landmark Clean Energy Future proposal has received approval earlier by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU). This company has a market capitalization of $27.52 billion at the time of writing.

South Jersey Industries Inc. (NYSE: SJI)

South Jersey Industries Inc. (NYSE: SJI) Shares headed rising, higher as much as 1.24%. The most recent rating by Mizuho, on July 24, 2020, is at a Neutral. South Jersey Industries Inc. (SJI) revealed that the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved changes to its base rates, as well as other rates including those related to the Company’s accelerated infrastructure programs. This company market capitalization has remained high, hitting $1.98 billion at the time of writing.

Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR)

Entergy Corporation (NYSE: ETR) rose 0.64% after gaining more than $0.61 on Thursday. Entergy Corporation (ETR) revealed earlier it is accelerating its climate action goals with a commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The company also confirmed its continued commitments to grid reliability and affordability for customers.

Avista Corporation (NYSE: AVA)

Avista Corporation (NYSE: AVA) stock soar by 0.15% to $33.41. The most recent rating by BofA Securities, on September 22, 2020, is at a Neutral. Avista Corporation (AVA) has revealed the initial findings from its investigations. Avista’s investigation has revealed that the primary cause of the fires in its region was extremely high winds, a weather event that triggered wildfires and affected electric utilities throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Black Hills Corporation (NYSE: BKH)

Black Hills Corporation (NYSE: BKH) shares headed rising, higher as much as 0.76%. The most recent rating by Sidoti, on May 21, 2020, is at a Buy. BKH revealed the appointment of Barry M. Granger and Scott M. Prochazka to its board of directors, effective Oct. 1, 2020. In anticipation of future retirements, the board also temporarily increased the size of the board from 10 to 12 directors.

NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE: NWE)

NorthWestern Corporation (NYSE: NWE) rose 0.77% after gaining more than $0.37 on Thursday. NorthWestern Corporation (NWE) revealed that it is transferring its stock exchange listing from The New York Stock Exchange after the end of trading on September 30, 2020, to The Nasdaq Global Select Market (Nasdaq).

Orbital Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ: OEG)

Orbital Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ: OEG) shares were trading up 31.59% at $0.68 at the time of writing on Thursday. Orbital Energy Group Inc. (OEG) share price went from a low point around $0.45 to briefly over $1.32 in the past 52 weeks, though shares have since pulled back to $0.68. OEG market cap has remained high, hitting $21.33M at the time of writing, giving it a price-to-sales ratio of more than 0.

Sempra Energy (SRE)

Sempra Energy (SRE) stock soar by 1.08% to $115.74. The most recent rating by Wells Fargo, on August 17, 2020, is at an Equal-weight. Sempra Energy (SRE) share price went from a low point around $ 88.00 to briefly over $161.87 in the past 52 weeks, though shares have since pulled back to $115.74. SRE market cap has remained high, hitting $33.77 billion at the time of writing.

ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE)

ALLETE Inc. (NYSE: ALE) last closed at $50.94, in a 52-week range of $48.22 to $88.60. Analysts have a consensus price target of $64.50. It has moved up 5.64% from its 52-weeks low and moved down -42.51% from its 52-weeks high. Looking at its liquidity, it has a current ratio of 0.30. This company market cap has remained high, hitting $2.63 billion at the time of writing.

MGE Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: MGEE)

MGE Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: MGEE) last closed at $61.90, in a 52-week range of $47.19 to $83.26. Analysts have a consensus price target of $63.50.  MGE Energy Inc. share price went from a low point around $47.19 to briefly over $83.26 in the past 52 weeks, though shares have since pulled back to $61.90. MGEE market cap has remained high, hitting $2.29 billion at the time of writing.

Otter Tail Corporation (OTTR)

Otter Tail Corporation (OTTR) stock soar by 0.81% to $36.09. The most recent rating by Sidoti, on August 05, 2020, is at a Buy. Otter Tail Corporation (OTTR) share price went from a low point around $30.95 to briefly over $57.74 in the past 52 weeks, though shares have since pulled back to $36.09. OTTR market cap has remained high, hitting $1.50 billion at the time of writing.

 

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