Public utilities sector stocks

XLU stock price: $67.15 -0.84% At close on Apr 21st, 2021

Public utilities sector definition

The utilities sector refers to a category of companies that provide basic amenities, such as water, sewage services, electricity, dams, and natural gas. Although utilities earn profits, they are part of the public service landscape and are therefore heavily regulated. Investors typically treat utilities as long-term holdings and use them to inject steady income in their portfolios.

Public utilities sector is composed of 21 companies.

Public utilities companies

Entergy Corporation (ETR)

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the production and distribution of electricity in the United States. The company generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, hydro, and solar power sources. It operates in two segments, Utility and Entergy Wholesale Commodities. The company's Utility segment generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric power in portions of Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, and Louisiana, including the City of New Orleans; and distributes natural gas. Its Entergy Wholesale Commodities segment engages in the ownership, operation, and decommissioning of nuclear power plants located in the northern United States; sale of electric power to wholesale customers; provision of services to other nuclear power plant owners; and owning interests in non-nuclear power plants that sell electric power to wholesale customers. It sells energy to retail power providers, utilities, electric power co-operatives, power trading organizations, and other power generation companies. The company's power plants have approximately 30,000 megawatts (MW) of electric generating capacity, which include 8,000 MW of nuclear power. The company delivers electricity to 3.0 million utility customers in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas. Entergy Corporation was incorporated in 1949 and is based in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Industry: Utilities—Regulated Electric
  • Market cap: $19,198.0 M
  • Avg. Volume: 1.1 M
  • 1M gains: +9.70 %
  • 3M gains: +15.50 %
  • 6M gains: +3.50 %

Public utilities sector performance

Public Utilities sector ETF closed on Wednesday at $67.15 after just changing a -0.84%.. Last Friday, it broke out above $66.86, a resistance not crossed since November 2020..

Since the price bottomed at $57.84 in early March, the stock surged by 16.10%.

Public Utilities sector ETF performance
1 month+9.00 %
3 months+7.40 %
6 months+7.10 %

Public utilities sector industries

Utilities - Diversified
Utilities - Independent Power Producers
Utilities - Regulated Electric
Utilities - Regulated Gas
Utilities - Regulated Water
Utilities - Renewable
Utilities—Regulated Electric
Utilities—Regulated Gas