All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 232 points (-1.3%) at 17,343 as of Friday, Dec. 11, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 517 issues advancing vs. 2,466 declining with 119 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Targa Resources

(

TRGP

), down 9.5%,

ONEOK

(

OKE

), down 8.2%,

Western Gas Equity Partners

(

WGP

), down 5.5%,

Huaneng Power International

(

HNP

), down 3.8% and

EQT

(

EQT

), down 3.1%.

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

3.

Dominion Resources

(

DCUA

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Dominion Resources is down $0.27 (-0.5%) to $52.51 on light volume. Thus far, 200 shares of Dominion Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 55,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.51-$52.51 after having opened the day at $52.51 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.78.

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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 $30.7 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 12.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Dominion Resources

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

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2. As of noon trading,

Enersis

(

ENI

) is down $0.27 (-2.3%) to $11.61 on light volume. Thus far, 317,724 shares of Enersis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 894,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.57-$11.79 after having opened the day at $11.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.88.

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Enersis S.A., an electric utility company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. It generates electricity from hydroelectric, thermal, and wind power plants. Enersis has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 25.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Enersis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Enersis

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full

Enersis Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Sempra Energy

(

SRE

) is down $1.26 (-1.4%) to $91.26 on average volume. Thus far, 474,467 shares of Sempra Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $90.87-$92.23 after having opened the day at $91.78 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $92.52.

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Sempra Energy operates as an energy services holding company worldwide. The company's San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment transmits and distributes electricity and/or natural gas. Sempra Energy has a market cap of $23.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 16.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Sempra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sempra Energy

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Sempra 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

).