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Stock-Callers.com has selected four Utilities equities for review, which are Entergy Corp. (NYSE: ETR), OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE: OGE), National Grid PLC (NYSE: NGG), and Atmos Energy Corp. (NYSE: ATO). These companies provide electric, gas, and water power to residential and commercial establishments. The utilities industry faces a number of challenges which include system-management costs, cyber-security threats, and high interest rates. These stocks research reports can be downloaded now by simply registering for free at:
New Orleans, Louisiana-based Entergy Corp.'s stock finished Thursday's session 0.40% lower at $80.01 with a total volume of 954,834 shares traded. The Company's shares have advanced 5.28% in the previous three months and 19.78% since the start of this year. The stock is trading 1.03% and 10.31% above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, shares of Entergy, which together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation and distribution of electricity in the United States, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 47.16.
On July 13th, 2016, Entergy announced that it is in discussions with Exelon Corp. for the potential sale of the James A. FitzPatrick Nuclear Power Plant in Scriba, New York. Entergy noted that the discussions with Exelon are consistent with company's commitment to consider any viable option that would allow FitzPatrick to remain in operation. Entergy announced in November 2015 that it planned to shut down and decommission the FitzPatrick plant, later setting the timing to cease operations as late January 2017. Your complete research report on ETR can be retrieved for free at:
On Thursday, shares in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma headquartered OGE Energy Corp. recorded a trading volume of 1.26 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 1.20 million shares. The stock ended the session 0.42% higher at $31.24. The Company's shares have advanced 4.05% in the previous three months and 22.30% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 12.52% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of OGE Energy, which together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy and energy services provider that offers physical delivery and related services for electricity and natural gas primarily in the south central United States, have an RSI of 43.99.
On August 4th, 2016, OGE Energy reported earnings of $0.35 per diluted share for the three months ended June 30, 2016 compared to $0.44 per diluted share for Q2 2015. The company's subsidiary, OG&E, a regulated electric utility, contributed earnings of $0.36 per share in Q2 2016 compared to earnings of $0.34 per share in Q2 2015. OGE free report is just a click away at:
Shares in London, the United Kingdom headquartered National Grid PLC closed the day 0.01% lower at $71.74. The stock recorded a trading volume of 1.52 million shares, which was higher than its three months average volume of 529,960 shares. The Company's shares have gained 2.12% in the previous three months and 6.10% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 3.91% above its 200-day moving average. Additionally, shares of National Grid, which transmits and distributes electricity and natural gas, have an RSI of 43.79.
On August 3rd, 2016, Bloomberg reported that National Grid has started an auction to sell a controlling stake in its domestic gas network that could value the business at more than 10 billion pounds ($13.3 billion). National Grid, which is selling 51% of its four regional gas distribution networks, has sent information on the business to potential buyers, and has asked for first-round bids to be submitted by late September, as per the report. Sign up for your complimentary research report on NGG at:
At the close, shares in Dallas, Texas headquartered Atmos Energy Corp. ended at $79.01, climbing 0.13%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 463,174 shares. The Company's shares have advanced 8.03% in the previous three months and 26.84% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 1.92% and 13.72%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of Atmos Energy, which together with its subsidiaries, engages in the distribution, transmission, and storage of natural gas in the United States, have an RSI of 50.38.
On August 4th, 2016, Atmos Energy reported consolidated net income of $71.2 million, or $0.69 per diluted share for Q3 FY16, compared to consolidated net income of $56.3 million, or $0.55 per diluted share, in the prior-year's quarter. The company's Board of Directors has declared a quarterly dividend of $0.42 per common share. The indicated annual dividend for fiscal 2016 is $1.68, which represents a 7.7% increase over fiscal 2015. Register for free on Stock-Callers.com and download the latest research report on ATO at:
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