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Tickers in this Article: AT, NRGM, CLNE, BWP, ETR, KEP, TEG
So far today, the Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 is up 0.4% and the Dow has climbed 0.6%. The utilities sector is a category of stocks for utilities such as gas and power. It contains companies such as electric, gas and water firms and integrated providers. Because utilities require significant infrastructure, these firms often carry large amounts of debt. With a high debt load, utilities companies become sensitive to changes in the interest rate. As interest rates rise or drop, the debt payments will increase or decrease. The utilities sector performs best when interest rates are falling or remain low.

The biggest movers in the Utilities sector (XLU) (+0.1%) are:
CompanyMarket CapPercentage Change
Atlantic (NYSE:AT)$1.77 billion-8.2%
Inergy (NYSE:NRGM)$1.76 billion+3.5%
Clean Energy (Nasdaq:CLNE)$984 million+3.4%
Boardwalk Pipeline (NYSE:BWP)$6.06 billion-3.2%
Entergy (NYSE:ETR)$12.04 billion-2.9%
Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP)$16.83 billion-2.6%
Integrys Energy (NYSE:TEG)$4.14 billion+2.1%
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Atlantic (NYSE:AT) is currently trading at a share price of $13.63, a 8.2% decline. The company's volume is currently 1.2 million shares. This is greater than yesterday's volume of 437,684 shares.

Inergy (NYSE:NRGM) is currently trading at $24.28 per share, a 3.5% increase. At 12,635 shares, the company's volume so far today is 0.3 times its average over the past three months.

Clean Energy (Nasdaq:CLNE) has moved up 3.4% and is currently trading at $11.70 per share. So far today, the company's volume is 558,286 shares.

Slipping 3.2%, Boardwalk Pipeline (NYSE:BWP) is currently trading at $25.47 per share. The company's volume is currently 524,355 shares for the day, one times the average daily volume.

Currently trading at $65.91 per share, Entergy (NYSE:ETR) has fallen 2.9%. So far today, 894,057 shares of the company's stock have changed hands. At this rate, trading activity will likely be down from yesterday when 3.4 million shares changed hands.

At $12.77, Korea Electric Power Corporation (NYSE:KEP) has slipped 2.6%. The company's volume is currently 174,291 shares for the day, 0.1 times the average volume over the last three months.

Integrys Energy (NYSE:TEG) has risen 2.1% and is currently trading at $53.99 per share. The company is currently trading a volume of 200,567 shares.

The Bottom Line The nature of the market is such that stocks will have good days and bad days. Daily stock performance should be weighed against historical performance and put in context of the market overall. However, these fundamental metrics must be analyzed with historic data, industry information in addition to firm specific financial statements.

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