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August 17, 2011 08:34 ET

Research on FirstEnergy Corp. and Pepco Holdings Inc. - Mixed Results in Electric Utilities Sector

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Aug 17, 2011) - offers investors comprehensive research on the Electric Utilities industry and has completed analytical research on FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and Pepco Holdings Inc. (NYSE: POM). Register with us today at to have free access to these researches.

Companies in the Electric Utilities sector have been logging mixed results lately. Overall electricity demand has seemed to be recovering during recent periods. Improving operating margins helped companies like Pepco Holdings Inc. swing to a profit in the second quarter despite declining revenue. Investors looking for free research on Pepco Holdings Inc. are welcome to sign up at 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 FirstEnergy Corp. and Pepco Holdings Inc.; all investors need to do is register for a complimentary membership at

One positive turn of events for the sector was the especially hot weather during July throughout much of the United States. More consumers were pushed to turn on air conditioners, helping to drive electricity volumes. Cool weather during April and May will likely cut into some of these profits for companies like FirstEnergy Corp. Investors looking for free research on FirstEnergy Corp. are welcome to sign up at

FirstEnergy expects industrial electricity sales to grow three percent in the back half of the year. It seems possible that this forecast could be detrimentally impacted if the economy does indeed enter a second recession, however. Register now at to have free access to our reports on the Electric Utilities industry.

Another headwind facing the sector is new renewable energy requirements. Utilities are now mandated to derive a certain percentage of their electricity output from renewable sources. Companies unable to meet these standards are required to be various types of renewable energy credits which can eat into margins. Visit to see how companies in this industry have grown over the past years and how they are expected to perform in the future.

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