Utilities Down as Retreat From Defensive Areas Continues -- Utilities Roundup

12/20/17 04:55 PM EST

Shares of power-plant operators fell as traders continued to retreat from defensive sectors. The SPDR Select Utilities exchange-traded fund, which tracks the utilities sector of the Standard & Poor's 500, is trading at its lowest level since September and is now trailing the returns of the broad market for the year to date.


-Rob Curran, rob.curran@dowjones.com


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December 20, 2017 16:55 ET (21:55 GMT)

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