April 15, 2013 at 08:00 AM EDT
Morning Research on Cia Energetica de Minas Gerais, CMS Energy, NextEra Energy, Consolidated Edison, and FuelCell Energy

LONDON, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Electric utilities are adapting to new environmental regulations. Several companies in the utilities sector are also boosting their capital spending to improve their existing infrastructure. However, a sharp drop in natural gas prices is benefiting the industry. A number of utilities have shifted from coal to natural gas to generate power after natural gas prices hit record low levels last year. Overall the outlook for U.S.-based utilities such as CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE: CMS), NextEra Energy Inc. (NYSE: NEE), Consolidated Edison Inc. (NYSE: ED), and FuelCell Energy Inc. (NASDAQ: FCEL), as well as for foreign utilities such as Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais (NYSE: CIG) has improved significantly since the start of this year. Utilities ended on a mixed note on Friday even as the broad market slipped. StockCall has posted free technical research reports on CIG, CMS, NEE, ED, and FCEL and these can be accessed by signing up at

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Shares of Companhia Energetica Minas Gerais edged lower in trading on Friday; however, the losses were limited. Shares of the Brazil-based company closed 0.33% lower at $12.06 on volume of 3 million. Despite the pullback last Friday, the stock has gained more than 1.50% in the last three trading sessions. Companhia Energetica's shares are currently trading above their 50-day moving average, which is a bullish signal. Download the free report on CIG upon registration at

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Shares of CMS Energy Corporation edged higher on Friday even as the broad market struggled. The stock ended the day 0.98% lower at $28.73 on volume of 1.46 million. CMS shares also touched a 52-week high of $28.75 last Friday. The stock has seen a series of highs since the start of 2013, which is a strong bullish signal. Year-to-date, the company's shares have gained more than 19%, outperforming the broad market. CMS technical report can be accessed for free by signing up at

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Shares of NextEra Energy Inc. ended marginally lower in Friday's trading session. The stock ended the day 0.44% lower at $79.49 on above average volume of 2.31 million. NextEra's shares traded between $79.19 and $80.08 last Friday. The stock is currently hovering around its 52-week high of $80.25. Shares of NEE have gained nearly 16% so far in 2013, compared to a gain of over 11.40% for the S&P 500. The free report on NEE can be downloaded by signing up now at

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Shares of Consolidated Edison Inc. edged higher on Friday; however, the gains were limited. The stock closed 0.29% higher at $61.91 on volume of 1.32 million. It touched an intra-day high of $62.12. Consolidated Edison's shares are currently trading over 3.20% below their 52-week high. The stock has outperformed the S&P 500 this year, gaining nearly 12.70%. The company's shares have seen a series of highs in the last few trading sessions, which is a bullish signal. Free report on ED can be accessed by registering at

http://www.StockCall.com/ED041513.pdf

FuelCell Energy Inc. shares gained on Friday. The stock touched an intra-day high of $0.89 before finishing the day 0.39% higher at $0.902 on volume of 351,900. FuelCell's shares have struggled thus far this year, falling nearly 2.20%, year-to-date. The stock's MACD is currently trading below the zero-line, which is a bearish signal. Register with StockCall and download the research on FCEL for free at

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