SOURCE: StockCall


May 13, 2011 09:02 ET

Equity Research on Progress Energy Inc. and American Electric Power Co. Inc. -- Electric Utilities Sector Sees Changing Landscape

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - May 13, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Electric Utilities industry and has completed analytical research on Progress Energy Inc. (NYSE: PGN) and American Electric Power Co. Inc. (NYSE: AEP). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

The recession motivated many residential customers to the Electric Utilities sector to cut back their electricity usage. Lingering unemployment has caused this trend to continue into the present and many companies are seeing it negatively impact their revenues. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Electric Utilities industry. is an online platform where investors doing their due-diligence on the Electric Utilities industry can have easy and free access to our analyst research and opinions on Progress Energy Inc. and American Electric Power Co. Inc.; investors and shareholders of these companies can simply register for a complimentary membership at

Offsetting this residential slump, the economic recovery in commercial, manufacturing, and industrial sectors has spurred overall usage and helped the Electric Utilities sector build its profitability. American Electric Power Co. Inc. saw its first quarter profits increase 2.6% thanks in part to commercial and industrial strength. American Electric Power Co. Inc. research report is available for free by signing up now at

The overall economic growth, while somewhat tilted, bodes well for the sector. But still, the cultural change in how residential customers consume energy is a potential headwind. Long gone are the days of carefree energy usage as people nowadays looking for ways to increase energy efficiency through how they insulate their homes or what appliances they would buy. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

This decline in retail sales has companies like Progress Energy Inc. thinking about the future. Progress Energy is merging with Duke Energy Inc. in hopes that the gain in size will give it a competitive advantage in the market and allows them both to more feasibly operate in the nuclear power market. While the disasters in Japan have tempered some enthusiasm for Nuclear energy and will likely create further regulatory and safety costs, the belief is still widely held that nuclear energy is the future. Progress Energy Inc. research report is accessible for free by registering today at

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