SOURCE: World Street Fundamentals

September 22, 2011 09:00 ET

Factors Moving Markets, Worldwide View - Equity Research on Southwest Gas Corporation and FirstEnergy Corp.

HONG KONG--(Marketwire - Sep 22, 2011) - Today, released its industry report highlighting Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) and FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE). Full fundamental and technical analysis is available at

Continued confidence in long-term U.S. debt is defying S&P's recent downgrade. Treasury yields continue at their lowest levels since January 1, 2011 as the market moved to "safe investments" weary of the storm clouds ahead. Winds can change however, as a last-minute move to save the U.S. from a historic default on its debt obligations. Attentions are now turned to the situation in Europe, with the health of the Euro in the balance; bankers are looking to prevent defaults on Italian and Spanish debt.

As a result of recent credit adjustments, opportunity is being marked for investors to take advantage of equities with high-margin and specialty products. Market-wise investors are carefully watching for value within equities boasting established pipelines and excellent growth prospects. As part of this process, the following companies have been introduced with initial research reports available online.

World Street Fundamentals has highlighted Southwest Gas Corporation for its current position within the utilities industry. Southwest Gas Corporation is engaged in the business of purchasing, distributing, and transporting natural gas in portions of Arizona, Nevada, and California. The Company is composed of two business segments: natural gas operations (Southwest or the natural gas operations segment) and construction services. The entire report on Southwest Gas Corporation (NYSE: SWX) is available here:

World Street has featured FirstEnergy Corp. for its development within the utilities industry. FirstEnergy Corp. (FirstEnergy) is a holding company, which holds directly or indirectly eight principal electric utility operating subsidiaries: Ohio Edison Company (OE), The Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company (CEI), The Toledo Edison Company (TE), Pennsylvania Power Company (Penn), American Transmission Systems, Incorporated (ATSI), Jersey Central Power & Light Company (JCP&L), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed) and Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec). The entire report on FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) is available here:

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