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All three major indices are trading down today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 61 points (-0.3%) at 17,367 as of Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,250 issues advancing vs. 1,743 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the sector that fell today was

TransCanada

(

TRP

), up 0.6%.

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

3.

CPFL Energy

(

CPL

TheStreet Recommends

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, CPFL Energy is down $0.36 (-2.5%) to $14.02 on light volume. Thus far, 132,668 shares of CPFL Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 363,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.96-$14.42 after having opened the day at $14.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.38.

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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 $6.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 6.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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,

PG&E

(

PCG

) is down $0.33 (-0.6%) to $57.32 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of PG&E exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $57.00-$57.76 after having opened the day at $57.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $57.65.

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PG&E Corporation, through its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, transmits, delivers, and sells electricity and natural gas to customers primarily in northern and central California. It serves approximately 15 million customers. PG&E has a market cap of $26.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 8.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate PG&E a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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, attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although no company is perfect, currently we do not see any significant weaknesses which are likely to detract from the generally positive outlook. Get the full

PG&E Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

NextEra Energy

(

NEE

) is down $0.84 (-0.8%) to $106.61 on average volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of NextEra Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $106.50-$107.83 after having opened the day at $107.53 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $107.45.

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NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electric energy in the United States and Canada. The company generates electricity from gas, oil, solar, coal, petroleum coke, and nuclear sources. NextEra Energy has a market cap of $46.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 10 analysts that rate NextEra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. 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

).

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