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Featured on Stock-Callers.com are four Diversified Utilities companies, namely: NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), UGI Corp. (NYSE: UGI), and Westar Energy Inc. (NYSE: WR). According to a CNBC report, the "defensive" Utilities sector has beaten the market this year, and its impressive performance led Evercore ISI technician Rich Ross to comment that, "regardless of what you think about the world or interest rates, in isolation, the charts of the Utilities are a buy". Today's research reports on the aforementioned stocks are downloadable for free upon registration at: http://stock-callers.com/registration
Merrillville, Indiana headquartered NiSource Inc.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 0.97% higher at $26.07. A total volume of 3.40 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.92 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 8.22% in the past month, 9.08% over the previous three months, and 17.75% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.76% and 12.21%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of NiSource, which operates as a regulated natural gas and electric utility company in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 78.71.
On May 11th, 2017, NiSource announced that it has been named by Forbes magazine as one of America's Best Large Employers, for the second consecutive year. The firm is the highest-rated utility company on this year's list, and ranked No. 61 out of 500 companies listed.
On May 19th, 2017, research firm Ladenburg Thalmann initiated a 'Buy' rating on the Company's stock, with a target price of $27 per share. Visit us today and access our complete research report on NI at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=NI
Shares in San Diego, California headquartered Sempra Energy ended at $116.49, up 0.72% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.46 million shares, which was above its three months average volume of 1.13 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 4.20% in the last one month, 6.24% in the previous three months, and 15.75% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 4.18% above its 50-day moving average and 9.89% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Sempra Energy, which together with its subsidiaries, engages in energy business worldwide, have an RSI of 74.93.
On May 17th, 2017, Southern California Gas Co., a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, marked the establishment of a new Center for Renewable Natural Gas at the University of California, Riverside. The center is the first academic establishment in the US dedicated to the study and applied research of renewable gas technologies. It was funded, in part, by the Company with a matching donation from the South Coast Air Quality Management District and the National Center for Sustainable Transportation, and is part of UC Riverside's Center for Environmental Research & Technology. The complimentary report on SRE can be downloaded at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=SRE
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based UGI Corp.'s stock ended yesterday's session 0.16% higher at $51.18. A total volume of 1.65 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 790,870 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.48% in the past month, 5.50% over the previous three months, and 11.07% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 3.40% and 9.46% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of UGI, which distributes, stores, transports, and markets energy products and related services in the US and internationally, have an RSI of 65.76. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and access the latest research report on UGI at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=UGI
On Wednesday, shares in Topeka, Kansas headquartered Westar Energy Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.35 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 926,680 shares. The stock finished 0.34% higher at $52.95. The Company's shares have advanced 1.36% in the last one month. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 0.31%. Furthermore, shares of Westar Energy, which generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas, have an RSI of 56.46.
On May 18th, 2017, Westar Energy's Board of Directors declared a quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share on the Company's common stock. The dividend is payable on July 03rd, 2017, to shareholders of record as of June 09th, 2017. Get free access to your research report on WR at: http://stock-callers.com/registration/?symbol=WR
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