March 11, 2013 at 11:07 AM EDT
Top Gaining Electric Utilities Stocks - Calpine (NYSE:CPN), Edison (NYSE:EIX), Exelon (NYSE:EXC)

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New York, NY -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/11/2013 -- StockRunway.com issues special report on the Top Gaining Electric Utilities Stocks – Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN), Edison International (NYSE:EIX), Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC)

Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) moved up +2.47% and closed at $19.93 in the last trading session with the total traded volume of 4.96 million shares. That’s more than the average volume of 3.52 million. The rally was seen after Texas&apos top power regulator disclosed that it should have all the information needed by the fall to come to a decision which direction the state&aposs $35 billion electric market should move to make sure electricity is available to keep pace with the growing economy.

The outlook for rolling blackouts remains high in Texas in coming summers despite quite a lot of changes has been made in the past year to increase the wholesale power price cap to a level that would attract investment in new power plants, as the supply of electricity is unable to keep pace with growing demand.

Why Should Investors Buy CPN After The Recent Gain? Just Go Here and Find Out

Texas Public Utility Commission Chairman Donna Nelson told the IHS CERAWeek energy conference in Houston that they were looking ahead on a lot of fronts then.

CPN is now trading above its 50 day moving average of +5.58% and 200 day moving average of +12.81%. It has outstanding shares of 456.24 million with the total market cap of $9.09 billion and its beta value stands at 1.29 times which shows that stock is more volatile.

Edison International (NYSE:EIX) advanced +1.10% with the closing price of $50.72 after its subsidiary Southern California said in an e-mail statement that the equipment failure at San Onofre nuclear-power plant in California was the fault of Mitsubishi.

Pete Dietrich, senior vice president of the subsidiary that operates the facility, was of a view that Edison “would never, and did not, install steam generators that it believed would impact public safety or impair reliability”.

For How Long EIX will Fight for Profitability? Read This Trend Analysis report

The overall volume in the last trading session was 2.82 million shares. Its fifty two week range was $41.42-$50.74. The total market capitalization remained $16.53 billion.

EIX is ahead its 52 week low with 25.15% and its last month price volatility remained 1.62%. Its beta coefficient was 0.59 with a target price of $51.06. In its share capital, the company has 325.81million outstanding shares while 325.32million shares have been floated in market. It has insider ownership of 0.03% with its institutional ownership remained 79.02%. EPS this year advanced 43.99% while the five year EPS growth rate was +6.49%.

Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC) increased +0.97% to close at $32.13 in the last trading session and its total traded volume was 7.03 million shares, lower than the average volume of 8.50 million. The company has market cap of $27.47 billion. Bloomberg recently reported that Nuclear-power production in the U.S. Midwest faced the biggest fall since January after Exelon Corp. (EXC)’s Clinton 1 plant tripped offline.
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission data compiled by Bloomberg revealed that generation across the nation fell 1.1 percent to 85,092 megawatts, or 83 percent of capacity, the first drop in five days. Production of 1.8 percent was more compared with a year ago, with 16 of 104 reactors offline.

What was the Moving Force behind EXC On Bullish Run? Read This Research Report on EXC

It has earnings per share of $1.40, net profit margin of 4.99% and operating margin of 22.87%. The stock has positive year-to-date performance of 9.85% and is trading above its 50 day moving average of +6.57% and 200 day moving average of -3.00%.

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