Sector: Utilities

Performances and investment outlooks for the Utilities sector and its industries.

Sector/

Industry

Index Value % of S&P 1500 % Price Change For

Rankings

5(Best) to 1(Worst)

Analyst Rec.

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(0) Neu.

(-) Neg.

1 Wk 13 Wks YTD '99 5 Yrs. STARS Relative Strength
Utilities 215.82 4.04 –0.92 –0.16 –5.52 52.81 10.89 3.8 3 Overweight
Electric Companies 128.68 2.33 –0.46 –2.53 –7.48 42.32 5.57 3.4 3 0
Natural Gas 277.64 1.35 –1.5 2.49 –4.15 74.7 22.99 4.24 3 +
Power Producers (Independent) 853.76 0.32 –2.03 4.93 4.5 74.88 51.58 5 2 +
Water Utilities 191.08 0.03 2.01 14.42 –5.12 34.11 14.16 3 4 0

Sector STARS: The weighted averages of company STARS in the sector or industry. A higher number is better.

Relative Strength: The index's 6-month performance versus the S&P 1500. A higher number is better.

Recommendations: Industry outlooks are S&P analysts' investment outlooks for index and non-index companies. Sector weightings reflect Standard & Poor's Investment Policy Committee input.

The Relative Strength Graph represents the sector's 52-week price performance vs. that of the S&P 1500 Super Composite. If the purple line moves below 100, the sector is underperforming the market, and if it moves above 100, the sector Is outperforming the market.

The S&P 1500 Super Composite normalized at 100

The sector's 52-week price performance

The relative-strength trend line over the last 200 days

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