How Rewarding Investors Believe These Utilities' Stocks are? - Alliant Energy, ITC Holdings, South Jersey Industries, and Portland General Electric

Jul 01, 2016, 07:50 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, July 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Despite having grappled with competition, maintenance costs, and consumer demands, the U.S. Utilities sector has managed to climb 18% YTD through mid-June given increased activities within the space. Assess the recent performances of this morning's featured companies on Alliant Energy Corp. (NYSE: LNT), ITC Holdings Corp. (NYSE: ITC), South Jersey Industries Inc. (NYSE: SJI), and Portland General Electric Co. (NYSE: POR). Learn more about these stocks and receive your complimentary trade alerts at:  

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Madison, Wisconsin headquartered Alliant Energy Corp.'s stock finished Thursday's session at $39.70, which was a slight decline of 0.30%. A total volume of 51.88 million shares was traded, which was much above their three months average volume of 1.23 million shares. Over the last month and the previous three months, the Company's shares have advanced 6.43% and 6.73%, respectively. Additionally, the stock has gained 29.44% since the start of this year. Shares of the Company are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 7.01% and 20.65%, respectively. Moreover, shares of Alliant Energy, which operates as a utility holding Company that provides regulated electricity and natural gas services to residential, commercial, industrial, and wholesale customers in the Midwest region of the U.S., have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 68.38.

Shares in Novi, Michigan headquartered ITC Holdings Corp. ended yesterday's session 1.04% higher at $46.82 and with a total volume of 1.09 million shares traded. The stock has gained 4.98% in the past month, 8.49% in the previous three months, and 20.34% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 5.08% above their 50-day moving average and 19.55% above their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of ITC Holdings, which through its subsidiaries, engage in the electric transmission operations in the U.S., have an RSI of 75.85.

On Thursday, Folsom, New Jersey-based South Jersey Industries Inc.'s stock edged 4.25% higher to close the day at $31.62. A total volume of 699,537 shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 580,190 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 9.97% in the last one month, 12.18% in the previous three months, and 36.98% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 10.16% above its 50-day moving average and 23.15% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of South Jersey Industries, which through its subsidiaries, provide energy-related products and services, have an RSI of 70.62.

Shares in Portland, Oregon headquartered integrated electric utility Company, Portland General Electric Co., ended the day 2.46% higher at $44.12. A total volume of 455,736 shares was traded. The stock has gained 7.49% in the last one month, 11.98% in the previous three months, and 23.17% since the start of this year. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 8.08% and 16.46%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Portland General Electric, which engages in the generation, wholesale purchase, transmission, distribution, and retail sale of electricity in the state of Oregon, have an RSI of 74.13.


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