Public utilities sector stocks
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
Ameren Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public utility holding company in the United States. It operates through four segments: Ameren Missouri, Ameren Illinois Electric Distribution, Ameren Illinois Natural Gas, and Ameren Transmission. The company engages in the rate-regulated electric generation, transmission, and distribution activities; and rate-regulated natural gas distribution and transmission businesses. It primarily generates electricity through coal, nuclear, and natural gas, as well as renewable sources, such as hydroelectric, methane gas, and solar. The company serves residential, commercial, and industrial customers. As of September 28, 2020, it served approximately 2.4 million electric customers and approximately 900,000 natural gas customers. The company was founded in 1881 and is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri.
- Industry: Utilities—Regulated Electric
- Market cap: $18,389.7 M
- Avg. Volume: 1.7 M
- 1M gains: -5.80 %
- 3M gains: -7.80 %
- 6M gains: -3.90 %
Public utilities sector performance
Public Utilities sector ETF stock only changed 0.98% to close at $62.99 on the stock market last Friday.. The price is currently over the upper Bollinger band, which is usually an indicator of a near-term correction.
|Public Utilities sector ETF performance|
|1 month||+0.40 %|
|3 months||+0.20 %|
|6 months||+6.80 %|
Public utilities sector industries
|Utilities - Diversified|
|Utilities - Independent Power Producers|
|Utilities - Regulated Electric|
|Utilities - Regulated Gas|
|Utilities - Regulated Water|
|Utilities - Renewable|