Utilities Stocks on Investors' Radar -- Calpine, Dynegy, Duke Energy, and Xcel Energy

Sep 08, 2016, 07:59 ET from Chelmsford Park SA

NEW YORK, September 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Electric Utilities plays a critical role in the US economy. The majority of consumers being served by companies in this space are residential, commercial, and industrial users. This morning, Stock-Callers.com has lined up four equities for review: 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 downloading their comprehensive and free reports at:



Houston, Texas-based Calpine Corp.'s stock finished Wednesday's session 5.50% higher at $13.42. A total volume of 6.12 million shares was traded, which was above their three months average volume of 3.80 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 2.52% in the past month. The stock is trading below its 50-day moving average by 1.07%. Furthermore, shares of Calpine, which owns and operates natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 59.05.

On September 1st, 2016, Calpine announced that it has agreed to sell the Mankato Power Plant, a 375 MW natural gas-fired, combined-cycle power plant located in Minnesota, to Southern Company's subsidiary, Southern Power, for $395.5 million plus working capital and other customary purchase price adjustments. CPN complete research report is just a click away and free at:



On Wednesday, shares in Houston, Texas headquartered Dynegy Inc. ended the session at $13.25, up 3.68%. The stock recorded a trading volume of 2.44 million shares. The Company's shares are trading 7.56% below their 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of Dynegy, which through its subsidiaries, produces and sells electric energy, capacity, and ancillary services in the US, have an RSI of 47.23.

On September 2nd, 2016, Dynegy announced that its subsidiary, IPH LLC, and AmerenEnergy Medina Valley Cogen LLC will file a motion with the Illinois Pollution Control Board to terminate the dual variance from the sulfur dioxide annual emission rate limits provided in the Illinois Multi-Pollutant Standard. The variance was originally granted in November 2013 in conjunction with IPH's purchase of the Coffeen, Duck Creek, Edwards, Joppa and Newton Power Stations. IPH has complied with all conditions of the variance, including retirement of Edwards unit 1 on January 1st, 2016. The complimentary report on DYN can be downloaded at:


Duke Energy  

Charlotte, North Carolina headquartered Duke Energy Corp.'s stock ended yesterday's session 0.49% lower at $80.54 with a total trading volume of 2.26 million shares. The Company's shares have advanced 1.06% in the previous three months and 16.38% on an YTD basis. The stock is trading 5.19% above its 200-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 42.26.

On August 08th, 2016, research firm Scotia Howard Weil reiterated its 'Sector Perform' rating on the Company's stock with an increase of the target price from $78 a share to $88 a share.

On September 7th, 2016, Duke Energy Renewables, part of Duke Energy's Commercial Portfolio, announced the acquisition of six solar projects totaling 4.7 megawatts (MW) from SolAmerica Energy. SolAmerica Energy developed the ground-mounted projects and managed construction under an engineering, procurement and construction agreement with Duke Energy affiliate REC Solar. The projects are part of the Georgia Power Advanced Solar Initiative, and Georgia Power will purchase the power generated by the projects under a 30-year agreement. Sign up for your complimentary research report on DUK at:


Xcel Energy  

At the close on Wednesday, shares in Minneapolis, Minnesota-based Xcel Energy Inc. recorded a trading volume of 3.51 million shares, which was above their three months average volume of 3.04 million shares. The stock finished 0.43% higher at $42.38. The Company's shares have gained 1.30% in the previous three months and 19.97% since the start of this year. The stock is trading above its 200-day moving average by 6.37%. 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 49.61.

On August 24th, 2016, the Board of Directors of Xcel Energy declared a quarterly dividend on its common stock of 34 cents per share. The dividends are payable October 20th, 2016, to shareholders of record on September 15th, 2016. Get free access to your research report on XEL at:



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