Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 23 points (-0.1%) at 15,979 as of Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,349 issues advancing vs. 1,636 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. A company within the sector that fell today was

AES Corporation

(

AES

), up 2.6%.

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

3.

EQT

(

EQT

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, EQT is down $1.18 (-1.8%) to $65.98 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of EQT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $65.01-$68.16 after having opened the day at $67.29 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.16.

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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 $10.7 billion and is part of the energy industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 40.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.4. Shares are down 11.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate EQT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

EQT

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, deteriorating net income and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

EQT Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

PG&E

(

PCG

) is down $0.29 (-0.6%) to $51.72 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of PG&E exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.46-$52.18 after having opened the day at $52.11 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.01.

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PG&E Corporation, through its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, transmits, delivers, and sells electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers primarily in northern and central California. PG&E has a market cap of $25.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.4. Shares are down 2.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate PG&E a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

PG&E

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, compelling growth in net income, 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 generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

PG&E Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

NextEra Energy

(

NEE

) is down $0.84 (-0.9%) to $96.71 on average volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of NextEra Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $96.69-$98.18 after having opened the day at $97.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $97.55.

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NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electric energy in the United States and Canada. The company generates electricity from gas, oil, solar, coal, petroleum coke, nuclear, and wind sources. NextEra Energy has a market cap of $44.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 15.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.4. Shares are down 8.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate NextEra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

NextEra Energy

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

NextEra Energy 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

).