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Sectornomics: Utilities

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  • Power plays in utilities

    Despite regulatory headwinds and disruptive tech in utilities , earnings growth in the sector are better than the broader S&P. Here are the stocks you should consider.

  • Hot summer, hot stocks

    Kensho data reveals some interesting historic outperformance trends with utility companies when the weather gets warm.

  • Utilities have doubted the role big data can play in managing the grid, but it may save them billions of dollars in the future.

  • It's time to crank up the AC, but in this age of smart grids and smart meters, most utilities still have a frustratingly low technology IQ.

  • Obama's new proposal to crack down on carbon emissions from coal-fired electricity plants will have a limited effect on utility stocks.

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    Few utility companies are more convinced of the power of the shale than Southern Co. But it's learned the limits of the shale revolution.

  • Electricity electric grid

    Since January, utilities have been the top performer in the S&P. But investors beware: If interest rates rise, you could be hard-hit.

  • Bull case for utilities

    What's driving the surge in utilities? CNBC's Dominic Chu explains the attractive qualities of owning utility stocks.

  • Utility buyer beware

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports utility stocks have lost about 3-4 percent in the past month.

  • Dividend growers

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports which stocks' dividend yields grew the most.

  • Utilities: Slow and steady wins the race

    CNBC's Dominic Chu takes a look at why utilities are collectively the best performing stocks in the S&P 500 so far this year.

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  • The big bright spot in the materials sector

    Metals and mining companies have taken a beating in 2015 but building-related names and chemicals producers have had a great year. What's driving these stocks higher? Will it continue in 2016?

  • Materials and China

    Materials tend to be closely correlated with China, the top consumer for many commodities and chemicals. We crunched the numbers with Kensho to see how materials perform when there are signs of weakness in the world’s second largest economy.

  • Materials in the new year

    History shows that this sector tends to rally in the fourth quarter - and indeed materials have gained 10% this time as well. But how do these stocks fare once a new calendar year starts?

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