Utilities In Bullish Zone: Korea Electric Power (NYSE:KEP), Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN), Gas Natural (NYSEMKT:EGAS), Vectren Corp (NYSE:VVC)

The Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC) has inaugurated its Simulator Training Centre (STC) at Barakah in the Western Region of Abu Dhabi, the site of the UAE’s nuclear energy plants. Developed by ENEC’s Prime Contractor, the Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:KEP), Western Services Corporation (WSC) and SHINIL, the simulator replicates the actual conditions and environment that the reactor operators would experience in a real time situation. It also provides students with the opportunity to experience accident situations that they would normally not be exposed to in day to day operations. Korea Electric Power Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:KEP) stock performance was 1.91% in last session and finished the day at $19.25. Traded volume was 129,237.00million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 231.97K shares. The beta of the stock remained 1.31.

Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN), a natural gas distribution utility based in Oregon, is working with Seattle-based EnerG2 to develop adsorbed natural gas technologies aimed at improving on-board compressed natural gas (CNG) storage for natural gas vehicles. “We believe the adsorbent technology that we’re developing with EnerG2 will make natural gas fleets an even more attractive choice for business owners,” says Chris Galati, Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN)’s CNG program manager. Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN) rose 0.22 percent to $44.80 Tuesday on volume of 169,622.00million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $44.59 to $45.05. Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN) has a market capitalization of $1.22billion.

Well-ranked stocks worth considering in the utility space are AGL Resources Inc. ( GAS ) and Gas Natural Inc. (NYSEMKT:EGAS), both with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy). Gas Natural Inc (NYSEMKT:EGAS)’s stock on Apr 22, 2014 reported a increase of 0.36% to the closing price of $11.00. Its fifty two weeks range is $7.49 -$11.07. The total market capitalization recorded $114.97million. The overall volume in the last trading session was 173,673.00million shares. In its share capital, EGAS has 10.46million outstanding shares.

Workers from the Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) will visit hundreds of homes in Richmond this year as the gas utility moves about 800 of the remaining 2,220 indoor meters to outdoor locations adjacent to customers’ homes. On Tuesday, shares of Vectren Corp (NYSE:VVC) advanced 0.88% to close the day at $40.29. Company return on investment (ROI) is 7.80% and its monthly performance is recorded as 5.89%. Vectren Corp (NYSE:VVC) quarterly revenue growth is 10.32%.

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