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Utilities Stocks on Investors' Radar -- NiSource, Eversource Energy, Pattern Energy, and Westar Energy

NEW YORK, November 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Last Friday, major US indices finished the trading session in the green as the NASDAQ Composite was up 0.34% for the day; the Dow Jones Industrial Average edged 0.36% higher; and the S&P 500 closed at 2,213.35, up 0.39%. Eight out of nine sectors finished Friday's session in positive territories. This morning, looks at the performance of four stocks in the Utilities sector: NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), Eversource Energy (NYSE: ES), Pattern Energy Group Inc. (NASDAQ: PEGI), and Westar Energy Inc. (NYSE: WR). Learn more about these stocks by accessing their free research reports at:


On Friday, shares in Merrillville, Indiana headquartered NiSource Inc. recorded a trading volume of 1.78 million shares. The stock ended the day 2.31% higher at $22.14. Shares of the Company traded at a PE ratio of 23.40. NiSource's stock has gained 18.95% in the past one year. The Company is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 3.04% and 5.63%, respectively. Furthermore, shares of NiSource, which provides natural gas, electricity, and other products and services in the US, have a Relative Strength Index (RSI) of 47.47. Free research report on NI is available at:

Eversource Energy  

Springfield, Massachusetts-based Eversource Energy's stock finished Friday's session 1.64% higher at $52.59 with a total volume of 829,574 shares traded. Eversource Energy's shares have advanced 7.93% in the past one year. Shares of the Company, which engages in the energy delivery business, are trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages by 1.93% and 4.84%, respectively. Eversource Energy's stock traded at a PE ratio of 18.72 and has an RSI of 46.16. The complimentary research report on ES can be downloaded at:

Pattern Energy Group  

San Francisco, California headquartered Pattern Energy Group's stock edged 0.84% higher, to close the day at $20.35. The stock recorded a trading volume of 210,626 shares. Pattern Energy's shares have gained 19.68% in the past one year. Shares of the Company, which operates as an independent power company that owns and operates power projects in the US, Canada, and Chile, are trading 5.99% and 2.26% below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages, respectively. Additionally, the stock has an RSI of 46.46.

On November 18th, 2016, research firm Credit Suisse initiated an 'Outperform' rating on the Company's stock. Visit us today and access our complete research report on PEGI at:

Westar Energy  

On Friday, shares in Topeka, Kansas headquartered Westar Energy Inc. ended the session 0.18% higher at $57.08 with a total volume of 559,112 shares traded. Westar Energy's shares have advanced 0.04% in the last one month, 5.46% in the previous three months, and 39.96% in the past one year. The Company's shares are trading at a PE ratio of 24.57. The stock is trading 0.58% above its 50-day moving average and 7.99% above its 200-day moving average. Moreover, shares of the Company, which generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Kansas, have an RSI of 54.05. Get free access to your research report on WR at:


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