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All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 137 points (0.8%) at 16,460 as of Monday, March 31, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,329 issues advancing vs. 681 declining with 134 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.9%. Top gainers within the sector include

PG&E

(

PCG

), up 2.4%,

Public Service Enterprise Group

(

PEG

), up 1.9%,

DTE Energy Holding Company

(

DTE

), up 1.5%,

American Electric Power

(

AEP

), up 1.4% and

Edison International

(

EIX

), up 1.4%.

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

3.

Korea Electric Power

(

KEP

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Korea Electric Power is down $0.17 (-1.0%) to $17.28 on light volume. Thus far, 56,893 shares of Korea Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 261,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.20-$17.28 after having opened the day at $17.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.45.

Energy Fuels Inc. is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of uranium and vanadium properties in the United States. Korea Electric Power has a market cap of $22.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 5.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Korea Electric Power a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Korea Electric Power

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that the growth in the company's earnings per share has not been good. Get the full

Korea Electric Power Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

CPFL Energy

(

CPL

) is down $0.15 (-0.9%) to $16.42 on light volume. Thus far, 153,421 shares of CPFL Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 536,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.39-$16.58 after having opened the day at $16.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.57.

CPFL Energia S.A., through its subsidiaries, distributes, generates, and commercializes electricity in Brazil. The company operates in five segments: Distribution, Conventional Generation Sources, Renewable Generation Sources, Commercialization, and Services. CPFL Energy has a market cap of $7.7 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate CPFL Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

CPFL Energy

as a

hold

. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

CPFL Energy Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

EQT

(

EQT

) is down $1.24 (-1.3%) to $97.29 on light volume. Thus far, 316,097 shares of EQT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $97.17-$98.96 after having opened the day at $98.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $98.53.

EQT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a natural gas company in the United States. It operates in two segments, EQT Production and EQT Midstream. EQT has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 9.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate EQT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

EQT

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. 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

).

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