August 18, 2016 - 10:59 AM EDT
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Capital Power Corporation (CPX:CA) Moves Ahead 1.66% in Early Trading to Lead TSX Composite Utilities Stocks on August 18


Capital Power Corporation (CPX:CA) is one of the best performing stocks in the utilities sector of the S&P/TSX Composite Index shortly after the opening bell on August 18. Shares of CPX:CA have climbed 1.66% about 30 minutes into the session to $21.45 after closing the day prior at $21.1. It’s early, but the stock has traded as high as $21.5 and as low as $21.04 so far. Today’s quick advance has come with about 143,255 shares changing hands, compared to an average 30-day volume of 250,012 for Capital Power Corporation. The price is currently below the 30-day volume weighted average price of $21.32 for CPX:CA.

The share appreciation gives the company a market capitalization of $2.03 billion based upon 96.13 million shares outstanding. It also means that Capital Power Co has a price-to-book ratio of 0.79:1 and a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.7:1.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of CPX:CA have traded as low as $15.405 and as high as $22.16. Technical traders will take note that at $21.45, shares of CPX:CA are trading above their 200-day MA at $17.85 and above their 50-day MA at $19.83. Technical analysts pay close attention to these key moving averages because they often serve as technical support and resistance levels and because a move through or holding above them is typically regarded as bullish.

Who is Capital Power Co?

Capital Power Corp builds, owns and operates power plants and manages its related electricity and natural gas portfolios by undertaking trading and marketing activities. The company’s 698 employees are led by CEO Brian Vaasjo from the corporate headquarters at .

What is the S&P/TSX Composite Index?

Developed and managed by S&P Dow Jones Indices and launched in January 1977, the S&P/TSX Composite is the headline index for the Canadian equity market. Generally, when investors refer to movement in the Canadian markets, they are referring to the S&P/TSX Composite, as it is the broadest index in the S&P/TSX franchise. The index includes more than 230 of the biggest companies traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, with financials making up the most heavily weighted sector in the index, followed by energy and materials. The Toronto Stock Exchange serves as the distributor of both real-time and historical data for this index.

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Source: Financial Press News (August 18, 2016 - 10:59 AM EDT)

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