Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our modelTwo out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average (^DJI) trading up 35 points (0.3%) at 14,006 as of Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,786 issues advancing vs. 1,060 declining with 154 unchanged.The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the sector that fell today was Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras (EBR.B), up 2.9%.TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:5. CPFL Energy (CPL) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, CPFL Energy is down $0.27 (-1.3%) to $19.95 on light volume Thus far, 63,994 shares of CPFL Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 443,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.95-$20.25 after having opened the day at $20.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.22. CPFL Energia S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, distribution, and sale of electric energy in Brazil. It generates electricity through hydroelectric, thermoelectric, sugarcane biomass, and wind power plants. CPFL Energy has a market cap of $9.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.9, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 2.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are no analysts that rate CPFL Energy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.TheStreet Ratings rates CPFL Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, poor profit margins and weak operating cash flow. Get the full CPFL Energy Ratings Report now.It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE
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