NEW YORK, February 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --
Pre-market, Stock-Callers.com directs investors' attention to the Electric Utilities industry which consists of companies engaged in generating and distributing electric power. The industry includes hydroelectric, fossil fuel, nuclear, solar, tidal, wind, and independent electric power generators. Four equities have been lined up for assessment this morning, which are: Calpine Corp. (NYSE: CPN), Dynegy Inc. (NYSE: DYN), Duke Energy Corp. (NYSE: DUK), and Xcel Energy Inc. (NYSE: XEL). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free research reports at:
Houston, Texas-based Calpine Corp.'s shares saw a slight decline of 0.18%, finishing Tuesday's trading session at $11.10 with a total trading volume of 3.93 million shares. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 4.34%. Shares of the Company, which owns and operates natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 38.26.
On January 23rd, 2017, Calpine announced that it will release Q4 and full year 2016 financial results on February 10th, 2017, before the opening of the NYSE. The Company's management will present the results during an investor call scheduled for 10 a.m. ET on the same day.
On February 06th, 2017, research firm Morgan Stanley downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Overweight' to 'Equal-Weight'. Free research report on CPN is available at:
On Tuesday, shares in Houston, Texas headquartered Dynegy Inc. recorded a trading volume of 3.02 million shares, and ended the session 3.08% lower at $8.82. The stock has gained 6.14% in the previous three months and 4.26% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading 1.53% below their 50-day moving average. Furthermore, shares of Dynegy, which through its subsidiaries, produces and sells electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services in the US, have an RSI of 44.48.
On January 18th, 2017, research firm UBS downgraded the Company's stock rating from 'Neutral' to 'Sell' while revising its previous target price from $8 a share to $7 a share.
On February 07th, 2017, Dynegy announced that it has completed its acquisition of ENGIE's US portfolio for a total purchase price of $3.3 billion. The portfolio consists of 9,017 megawatts (MW) of generation capacity, more than 90% of which is gas-fueled. The plants are located in the Texas ERCOT, PJM and ISO-New England markets. Dynegy stated that the addition of the ENGIE asset portfolio enhances the Company's strategy of driving efficiencies to become the low-cost industry leader. Dynegy now owns more than 31,000 MW of low-cost generating capacity - enough to power 25 million homes. The complimentary research report on DYN can be downloaded at:
Shares in Charlotte, North Carolina headquartered Duke Energy Corp. closed at $77.75, rising 0.23% from the last trading session. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.63 million shares. The Company's shares have gained 0.34% in the last one month, 1.77% over the previous three months, and 0.17% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 1.55% above its 50-day moving average. Additionally, shares of Duke Energy, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the US and Latin America, have an RSI of 56.56.
On January 18th, 2017, Duke Energy announced that the Company and the US government reached a settlement to resolve a government lawsuit that alleged Duke Energy committed a technical violation of federal antitrust law related to its recently completed acquisition of a Florida power plant. The Company admitted no wrongdoing or liability as part of the settlement, but agreed to pay a $600,000 civil penalty to settle the case and avoid the costs and uncertainties of continued litigation.
On January 25th, 2017, research firm Credit Suisse initiated a 'Neutral' rating on the Company's stock. Visit us today and access our complete research report on DUK at:
At the closing bell yesterday, shares in Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Xcel Energy Inc. ended 0.39% higher at $41.66. A total volume of 2.97 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 2.60 million shares. The stock has advanced 1.81% in the last one month, 4.09% in the previous three months, and 2.36% on an YTD basis. The Company's shares are trading above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 3.37% and 1.99%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Xcel Energy, which through its subsidiaries, engages primarily in the generation, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity in the US, have an RSI of 62.95.
On February 02nd, 2017, Xcel Energy reported full year 2016 GAAP and ongoing earnings of $1.12 billion, or $2.21 per share, compared to GAAP earnings of $984 million, or $1.94 per share, and ongoing earnings of $1.06 billion, or $2.09 per share, for full year 2015. Get free access to your research report on XEL at:
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