Utilities New Highs: Pepco Holdings (NYSE:POM), The Southern Company (NYSE:SO), PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL), American Electric Power Company (NYSE:AEP)

Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE:POM) jumped 5.7 percent amid reports that the company has hired advisers for a strategic review. Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POM) stock performance was 5.72% in last session and finished the day at $23.10. Traded volume was 10.27million shares in the last session and the average volume of the stock remained 2.31million shares. The beta of the stock remained 0.31. Pepco Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:POM) insider ownership is 0.30%.

The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) Insider Ann P. Daiss unloaded 23,656 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, April 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $46.31, for a total transaction of $1,095,509.36. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 2,436 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $112,811. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) rose 0.91 percent to $46.68 Monday on volume of 8.45million shares. The intra-day range of the stock was $46.24 to $46.69. The Southern Company (NYSE:SO) has a market capitalization of $41.61billion.

PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL)‘s stock had its “buy” rating reaffirmed by equities research analysts at Citigroup Inc. in a research note issued to investors on Thursday. They currently have a $37.00 target price on the stock. PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL)’s stock on Apr 28, 2014 reported a increase of 0.24% to the closing price of $33.63. Its fifty two weeks range is $28.44 -$33.86. The total market capitalization recorded $21.20billion. The overall volume in the last trading session was 5.10million shares. In its share capital, PPL has 630.91million outstanding shares.

American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP) Texas will temporarily close Packery Channel to boat traffic at the west side of the bridge for about four hours Tuesday. Work crews said they will be clearing out the fishing line and tackle that has built up on their fiber optics line. On Monday, shares of American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP) advanced 1.99% to close the day at $54.44. Company return on investment (ROI) is 6.20% and its monthly performance is recorded as 9.32%. American Electric Power Company Inc (NYSE:AEP) quarterly revenue growth is 16.60%.