Sector: Energy & Utilities

Energy Transfer stock (ET) has been under pressure due to a weak earnings season from MLPs, but its fundamentals are stronger than ever.

At 11:46 AM ET, US crude oil prices were up 0.7% from the last trading session. The EIA plans to release its inventory report tomorrow.

Dimensional Fund Advisors' top buys are Apple (AAPL), AT&T (T), Microsoft (MSFT), L3Harris Technologies (LHX), and Verizon Communications (VZ).

The biggest utility stock by market capitalization, NextEra, has soared almost 30% year-to-date, while the third-biggest, Dominion, has risen only 11%.

Southern Company (SO), the top regulated utility, declared a quarterly dividend of $0.62 per share last month. The ex-date for the dividends is Friday.

Baker Hughes stock closed at $22.09 yesterday. Bearishness toward energy commodities has impacted the energy sector and may be limiting BKR stock.

So far this month, Delek and HollyFrontier stocks have fallen 3.7% and 2.7%, respectively. In contrast, PBF stock has risen 2.3%.

Suncor Energy (SU) and Total SA (TOT) stocks have risen since their earnings. Though both companies’ profits fell, they beat analysts’ estimates.

The wild swings continued in PG&E stock yesterday. The stock gained another 13%. The company has come up with a compensation plan for wildfire victims.

Integrated energy stocks ExxonMobil (XOM), Chevron (CVX), Royal Dutch Shell (RDS.A), and BP (BP) have been rising in the current quarter.