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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 23 points (-0.1%) at 15,979 as of Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,349 issues advancing vs. 1,636 declining with 166 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include

CPFL Energy

(

CPL

), up 2.3%, and

Huaneng Power International

(

HNP

), up 0.9%. A company within the sector that fell today was

AES Corporation

(

AES

), up 2.6%.

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

3.

Public Service Enterprise Group

(

PEG

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Public Service Enterprise Group is up $0.43 (1.1%) to $41.02 on average volume. Thus far, 1.4 million shares of Public Service Enterprise Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $40.56-$41.14 after having opened the day at $40.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.59.

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Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company primarily in the northeastern and Mid Atlantic United States. Public Service Enterprise Group has a market cap of $20.7 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 7.1, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.4. Shares are down 2.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate Public Service Enterprise Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Public Service Enterprise Group

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, notable return on equity, attractive valuation levels and expanding profit margins. Although the company may harbor some minor weaknesses, we feel they are unlikely to have a significant impact on results. Get the full

Public Service Enterprise Group Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

PPL

(

PPL

) is up $0.21 (0.7%) to $32.11 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of PPL exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.91-$32.23 after having opened the day at $31.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.90.

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PPL Corporation, a utility company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. It serves 321,000 natural gas and 397,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties; and 543,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and 5 counties in Virginia. PPL has a market cap of $21.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.4. Shares are down 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate PPL a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

PPL

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, solid stock price performance, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

PPL Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Praxair

(

PX

) is up $0.77 (0.8%) to $99.94 on light volume. Thus far, 601,089 shares of Praxair exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.12-$100.46 after having opened the day at $99.27 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.17.

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Praxair, Inc. produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric, process, and specialty gases, as well as surface coatings in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. Praxair has a market cap of $28.9 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 19.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 24.4. Shares are down 23.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Praxair a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Praxair

as a

hold

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

Praxair Ratings Report

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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

).