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LONDON, September 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The U.S. equity market posted significant gains on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, with the S&P 500, the Dow Jones Industrial Average, and the NASDAQ Composite rising 1.22%, 0.95%, and 1.01%, respectively. Shares in the diversified utilities industry mostly ended on a higher note, tracking gains in the broader market. The major movers in the industry included NRG Energy Inc. (NYSE: NRG), NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI), Westar Energy Inc. (NYSE: WR), and UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI). All these companies are tracked by Free technical research on NRG, NI, WR, and UGI can be downloaded upon signing up at:  

NRG Energy Inc.'s stock ended marginally lower on Wednesday, even as the broader market advanced. The company's shares traded between $27.15 and $28.12 before finishing the day 0.04% lower at $27.91. A total of 6.91 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 3.43 million. NRG Energy Inc.'s shares have advanced 2.84% in the previous three trading sessions and 6.73% in the last one month, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 2.22% and 4.21% during the respective periods. Furthermore, the company's stock is trading above its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $26.94 and $25.64, respectively. Sign up today to read free research report on NRG at:

Shares in NiSource Inc. rose 1.79% on Wednesday, extending the gains from the previous trading session. The company's shares vacillated between $30.15 and $30.79 before finishing the day at the intra-day high of $30.79. A total of 3.93 million shares were traded, which is significantly above the daily average volume of 1.76 million. NiSource Inc.'s stock has gained 3.29% in the last one month and 4.80% in the previous three months, compared to a gain of 4.21% and 4.46% in the S&P 500 during the respective periods. Additionally, the company's shares are trading near its 52-week high of $31.48 as well as above their 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $30.18 and $28.41, respectively. Register to download free technical analysis on NI at:

Westar Energy Inc.'s stock surged on Wednesday, finishing at $31.01, up 3.13% from the previous day's closing price of $30.07. The company's shares fluctuated between $29.92 and $31.04 during the trading session. A total of 0.73 million shares were traded, which is below the daily average volume of 0.76 million. The company's shares have gained 2.82% in the last three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500 which has advanced 2.22% during the same period. Despite Wednesday's gains, Westar Energy Inc.'s stock is trading below its 50-day and 200-day moving averages of $32.22 and $31.59, respectively. A free report on WR can be accessed by registering at:

Shares in UGI Corp. rose sharply on Wednesday, extending the gains from the previous trading session. The company's shares closed the day at $39.64, which is 2.43% higher than the previous day's price of $38.70. A total of 0.67 million shares were traded, which is above the daily average volume of 0.53 million. UGI Corp.'s stock has advanced 3.66% in the previous three trading sessions, outperforming the S&P 500 which has gained 2.22% during the same period. Additionally, the company's shares are trading above their 200-day moving average of $37.85. Register with AAA Research Reports and download the research on UGI for free at:



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