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FirstEnergy drew bullish options activity Friday after electrical workers ended a two-month strike against a Pennsylvania utility that is one of its subsidiaries.
U.S.-based stocks had a tough week. Peter Boockvar and others have pointed out that stocks with the most U.S.-based focus were the biggest decliners on the week.
FirstEnergy, which operates largely in Ohio, uses an auction method to partially sell output from its power plants. The results of the auction were announced last night: $61.50 a megawatt hour, from June 2009 through May 2011.
The April employment report and Thursday's late news on bank stress tests will steer Friday's markets.
If Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke continues to see those "green shoots" in the economy, stocks could push higher again Tuesday.
The markets close out a negative week with a late day rally on the expected nomination of Timothy Geithner to the position of Treasury Secretary.
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Greg Gordon of Citigroup says these utility stocks are good bets, thanks to their buildouts, expansions and investments in alternative energy.
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The U.S. Midwest power grid operator issued an emergency warning for the FirstEnergy service territory in Ohio due to unplanned generation outages and heavy power usage for air conditioning during a heat wave blanketing the eastern half of the nation.
FirstEnergy, which provides electric utility service to customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, said Tuesday its fourth-quarter profit jumped 44%, as changes to the Ohio rate plan helped offset the affect of milder weather.