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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 135 points (0.8%) at 17,576 as of Tuesday, July 28, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,150 issues advancing vs. 862 declining with 147 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. Top gainers within the sector include

Targa Resources

(

TRGP

), up 3.7%,

Praxair

(

PX

), up 2.4% and

Korea Electric Power

(

KEP

), up 1.2%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3.

EQT

(

EQT

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, EQT is up $2.69 (3.5%) to $78.44 on average volume. Thus far, 923,776 shares of EQT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $75.14-$78.59 after having opened the day at $76.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.75.

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EQT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a natural gas company in the United States. It operates in two segments, EQT Production and EQT Midstream. EQT has a market cap of $11.3 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 0.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate EQT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

EQT

as a

buy

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

EQT Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Dominion Resources

(

D

) is up $0.73 (1.1%) to $69.87 on light volume. Thus far, 920,883 shares of Dominion Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.84-$69.95 after having opened the day at $69.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.14.

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Dominion Resources, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. Dominion Resources has a market cap of $40.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 10.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Dominion Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Dominion Resources

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Dominion Resources Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Exelon

(

EXC

) is up $0.58 (1.9%) to $31.21 on heavy volume. Thus far, 6.5 million shares of Exelon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.78-$31.37 after having opened the day at $30.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.63.

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Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation facilities, as well as wind and solar photovoltaic facilities. Exelon has a market cap of $26.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 17.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Exelon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Exelon

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, compelling growth in net income, attractive valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and impressive record of earnings per share growth. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Exelon Ratings Report

now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the utilities sector could consider

Utilities Select Sector SPDR

(

XLU

) while those bearish on the utilities sector could consider

ProShares UltraShort Utilities

(

SDP

).