All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 69 points (0.4%) at 16,709 as of Monday, Feb. 29, 2016, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,159 issues advancing vs. 752 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 1.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. A company within the sector that fell today was

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners

(

BEP

), up 1.1%. Top gainers within the sector include

Western Gas Equity Partners

(

WGP

), up 6.6%,

CPFL Energia

(

CPL

), up 4.8%,

ONEOK

(

OKE

), up 4.5%,

FirstEnergy

(

FE

), up 2.2% and

PPL

(

PPL

), up 2.0%.

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

3.

OGE Energy

(

OGE

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, OGE Energy is down $0.22 (-0.9%) to $24.85 on average volume. Thus far, 824,312 shares of OGE Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.39-$24.99 after having opened the day at $24.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.07.

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OGE Energy Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy and energy services provider that offers physical delivery and related services for electricity and natural gas primarily in the south central United States. OGE Energy has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 4.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate OGE Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

OGE Energy

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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

OGE Energy Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

NRG Energy

(

NRG

) is down $0.42 (-3.8%) to $10.66 on average volume. Thus far, 3.6 million shares of NRG Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 8.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.11-$10.98 after having opened the day at $10.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.08.

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NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a power company. NRG Energy has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 5.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate NRG Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

NRG Energy

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full

NRG Energy Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

EQT

(

EQT

) is down $0.52 (-0.9%) to $56.26 on light volume. Thus far, 930,393 shares of EQT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $54.78-$57.34 after having opened the day at $56.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.78.

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EQT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated energy company in the United States. It operates through two segments, EQT Production and EQT Midstream. EQT has a market cap of $8.6 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 10 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 good cash flow from operations, 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, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and deteriorating net income. Get the full

EQT 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

).