Market Analysis before the Bell: Xcel Energy, PPL Corp., Pepco Holdings, and Wisconsin Energy

 Market Analysis before the Bell: Xcel Energy, PPL Corp., Pepco Holdings, and
                               Wisconsin Energy

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LONDON, December 27, 2013

LONDON, December 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

On Thursday, December 26, 2013, the U.S. equity market finished on positive
note. The S&P 500 ended the day at 1,842.02, up 0.47%; the Dow Jones
Industrial Average closed at 16,479.88, up 0.75%; and the NASDAQ Composite
Index finished at 4,167.18, up 0.28%. The S&P 500 Utilities Sector Index edged
0.41% lower to close the session at 191.86; and the S&P 500 Electric Utilities
Sub Industry Index closed at 213.76, down 0.46%. The S&P 500 Electric
Utilities Sub Industry Index has lost 0.60% in the previous three trading
sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.30% during the same
period. Additionally, the S&P 500 Multi-Utilities Sub Industry Index closed
0.47% lower at 25.50. The major movers in the utilities sector included Xcel
Energy Inc.(NYSE: XEL),PPL Corp.(NYSE: PPL),Pepco Holdings Inc.(NYSE:
POM), and Wisconsin Energy Corp. (NYSE: WEC). AAAResearchReports.com initiated
preliminary technical research on XEL, PPL, POM, and WEC. These free reports
are accessible by signing today at:

http://www.aaaresearchreports.com/register/ 

Xcel Energy Inc.'s stock closed the day at $27.83, down 0.54% from the
previous day's closing price of $27.98. On Thursday, the company's shares
vacillated between $27.73 and $28.07 during the trading session. A total of
1.84 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of
3.37 million. The company's shares have lost 0.18% in the previous three
months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 8.82% during the same
period. Moreover, Xcel Energy Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and
200-day moving averages of $28.38 and $28.93, respectively. The free technical
analysis on XEL is available by signing up at:

www.AAAResearchReports.com/XEL122713.pdf

PPL Corp.'s stock declined 0.37% on Thursday, even as the broader market
posted gains. The company's shares finished the day at $29.75, after
oscillating between $29.65 and $29.87 during the trading session. A total of
1.76 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume 4.42
million. The company's shares have advanced 0.24% in the previous three
trading sessions, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 1.30% during
the same period. Further, PPL Corp.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and
200-day moving averages of $30.30 and $30.70, respectively. Register now to
download free research on PPL at:

www.AAAResearchReports.com/PPL122713.pdf

Pepco Holdings Inc.'s stock edged 0.26% lower on Thursday, ending the day at
$18.95, after fluctuating between $18.80 and $19.07 during the trading
session. A total of 1.37 million shares were traded, which is below the daily
average volume of 1.91 million. The company's shares have gained 2.71% in the
previous three months, underperforming the S&P 500, which has gained 8.82%
during the same period. Furthermore, Pepco Holdings Inc.'s stock is trading
below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $19.06 and 19.98,
respectively. A free report on POM can be accessed by registering at:

www.AAAResearchReports.com/POM122713.pdf

Shares in Wisconsin Energy Corp. fell 0.70% on Thursday, closing the day at
$41.22, after vacillating between $41.10 and $41.55 during the trading
session. A total of 0.75 million shares were traded, which is below the daily
average volume of 1.69 million. The company's shares have advanced 1.13% in
the previous three months, compared to a gain of 8.82% in the S&P 500 during
the same period. Moreover, Wisconsin Energy Corp.'s stock is trading below its
50-day and 200-day moving averages of $41.70 and $41.84, respectively.
Register with AAA Research Reports and download research on WEC for free at:

www.AAAResearchReports.com/WEC122713.pdf

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