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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 80 points (0.5%) at 17,464 as of Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, 3:25 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,610 issues advancing vs. 1,406 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Utilities sector as a whole closed the day up 0.8% versus the S&P 500, which was up 0.5%. Top gainers within the Utilities sector included

American DG Energy

(

ADGE

), up 2.5%,

RGC Resources

(

RGCO

), up 2.0%,

U S Geothermal

(

HTM

), up 3.0%,

GreenHunter Resources

(

GRH

), up 4.8% and

Spark Energy

(

SPKE

), up 2.1%.

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

Spark Energy

(

SPKE

) is one of the companies that pushed the Utilities sector higher today. Spark Energy was up $0.33 (2.1%) to $15.94 on light volume. Throughout the day, 11,125 shares of Spark Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 34,900 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $15.62-$15.99 after having opened the day at $15.66 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.61.

Spark Energy has a market cap of $47.6 million and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are unchanged year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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At the close,

GreenHunter Resources

(

GRH

) was up $0.05 (4.8%) to $1.09 on light volume. Throughout the day, 72,765 shares of GreenHunter Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 256,500 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $1.01-$1.12 after having opened the day at $1.03 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.04.

GreenHunter Resources has a market cap of $41.2 million and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 10.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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U S Geothermal

(

HTM

) was another company that pushed the Utilities sector higher today. U S Geothermal was up $0.02 (3.0%) to $0.56 on light volume. Throughout the day, 214,587 shares of U S Geothermal exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 319,700 shares. The stock ranged in a price between $0.52-$0.56 after having opened the day at $0.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $0.54.

U S Geothermal has a market cap of $57.0 million and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 44.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link.