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Stock Picks: Falling Utility Stocks Seeing Large Trading Volumes

|Includes:Avangrid, Inc. (AGR), CMLP, NJR, NRG, OKE, RGCO, SR, UGI

Screen Criteria:

List of Utility stocks, trading lower on larger-than-normal volumes during the most recent trading session. (Link to original post)

Ranking of This List:

Based on performance data over the last month, this list is currently ranked 9 out of 284 lists tracked by Contextuall.com. In other words, the company characteristics described below have outperformed 96.83% of lists in Contextuall's coverage universe.

Average Weekly Returns:

Average 1-Week Return of All Stocks Mentioned Below: 1.14%

Average 1-Month Return of All Stocks Mentioned Below: 4.97%

Analysis of List Alpha:

Number of Stocks in This List Generating Excess Return vs. SP500 (Beta Adjusted Over Last Week): 5 out of 8 (62.50%)

Number of Stocks in This List Generating Excess Return vs. SP500 (Beta Adjusted Over Last Month): 7 out of 8 (87.50%)

(List sorted by monthly performance, from best to worst)

1. UIL Holdings Corporation (UIL): Operates in the energy sector in the United States. Today's trading volume is 2.61 times larger than normal, with the stock losing 0.05% during the most recent session.

2. UGI Corp. (NYSE:UGI): Distributes and markets energy products and related services in the United States and internationally. Today's trading volume is 1.57 times larger than normal, with the stock losing 0.55% during the most recent session.

3. RGC Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:RGCO): Operates as an energy services company. Today's trading volume is 2.86 times larger than normal, with the stock losing 0.21% during the most recent session.

4. NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG): Operates as a wholesale power generation company. Today's trading volume is 2.01 times larger than normal, with the stock losing 1.45% during the most recent session.

5. New Jersey Resources Corp. (NYSE:NJR): Provides retail and wholesale energy services. Today's trading volume is 1.8 times larger than normal, with the stock losing 0.27% during the most recent session.

6. Laclede Group Inc. (LG): Engages in the retail distribution, sale, and marketing of natural gas. Today's trading volume is 2.54 times larger than normal, with the stock losing 0.74% during the most recent session.

7. Inergy (NRGY): Engages in the retail marketing, sale, and distribution of propane to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers in the United States. Today's trading volume is 4.51 times larger than normal, with the stock losing 3.26% during the most recent session.

8. ONEOK Inc. (NYSE:OKE): Operates as a natural gas distributor primarily in the United States. Today's trading volume is 1.73 times larger than normal, with the stock losing 0.46% during the most recent session.

Stocks: AGR, UGI, RGCO, NRG, NJR, SR, CMLP, OKE