One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 26 points (0.2%) at 17,168 as of Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,423 issues advancing vs. 1,539 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

NRG Energy

(

NRG

), down 3.7%,

Targa Resources

(

TRGP

), down 3.5%,

Exelon

(

EXC

), down 1.7% and

Calpine

(

CPN

), down 1.4%. Top gainers within the sector include

Southern

(

SO

), up 0.7%,

Dominion Resources

(

DCUB

), up 0.7%,

NextEra Energy

(

NEE

), up 0.6% and

Duke Energy Corporation

(

DUK

), up 0.5%.

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

3.

Huaneng Power International

(

HNP

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Huaneng Power International is down $0.94 (-1.9%) to $48.42 on average volume. Thus far, 35,157 shares of Huaneng Power International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 50,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $47.55-$48.42 after having opened the day at $47.61 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.36.

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Huaneng Power International, Inc., an independent power producer, generates and sells electricity and heat to the regional or provincial grid companies in the People's Republic of China and Singapore. Huaneng Power International has a market cap of $17.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Huaneng Power International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Huaneng Power International

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the company has favored debt over equity in the management of its balance sheet. Get the full

Huaneng Power International Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Enersis

(

ENI

) is down $0.10 (-0.8%) to $13.23 on light volume. Thus far, 141,880 shares of Enersis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 806,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.15-$13.32 after having opened the day at $13.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.33.

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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 $12.9 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 16.8% 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 largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow 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,

AES Corporation

(

AES

) is down $0.12 (-1.2%) to $10.66 on light volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of AES Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $10.62-$10.82 after having opened the day at $10.82 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.78.

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The AES Corporation operates as a diversified power generation and utility company. It owns and/or operates power plants to generate and sell power to customers, such as utilities, industrial users, and other intermediaries. AES Corporation has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 21.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate AES Corporation a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

AES Corporation

as a

hold

. Among the primary strengths of the company is its respectable return on equity which we feel is likely to continue. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

AES Corporation 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

).