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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 145 points (0.8%) at 17,506 as of Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,277 issues advancing vs. 741 declining with 132 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.9% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include

TransCanada

(

TRP

), up 2.8%,

AES Corporation

(

AES

), up 2.4%,

Western Gas Equity Partners

TheStreet Recommends

(

WGP

), up 2.2%,

Empresa Nacional de Electricidad

(

EOC

), up 1.8% and

NiSource

(

NI

), up 1.5%.

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

3.

CPFL Energy

(

CPL

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, CPFL Energy is down $0.37 (-2.8%) to $12.96 on average volume. Thus far, 239,971 shares of CPFL Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 348,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.86-$13.39 after having opened the day at $13.37 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.33.

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CPFL Energia S.A., together with its subsidiaries, generates, distributes, and commercializes electricity to industrial, residential, commercial, rural, and other consumers in Brazil. CPFL Energy has a market cap of $6.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 1.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate CPFL Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CPFL Energy

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its generally strong cash flow from operations. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full

CPFL Energy Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Korea Electric Power

(

KEP

) is down $0.54 (-2.8%) to $19.22 on light volume. Thus far, 125,830 shares of Korea Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 389,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.18-$19.29 after having opened the day at $19.28 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.77.

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Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Korea. Korea Electric Power has a market cap of $24.1 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 2.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Korea Electric Power a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Korea Electric Power

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full

Korea Electric Power Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Edison International

(

EIX

) is down $0.60 (-0.9%) to $67.69 on light volume. Thus far, 655,541 shares of Edison International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.48-$68.26 after having opened the day at $67.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $68.29.

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Edison International, through its subsidiaries, generates and supplies electricity. The company generates electricity through hydroelectric, diesel, natural gas, gas fueled, combustion turbine, nuclear, and photovoltaic sources. Edison International has a market cap of $22.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Edison International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Edison International

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Edison International 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

).

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