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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 7 points (0.0%) at 17,640 as of Monday, Oct. 26, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,119 issues advancing vs. 1,864 declining with 145 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.2%.

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

3.

Korea Electric Power

(

KEP

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Korea Electric Power is up $0.33 (1.4%) to $23.29 on light volume. Thus far, 110,239 shares of Korea Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 331,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $23.08-$23.29 after having opened the day at $23.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $22.96.

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Korea Electric Power Corporation, integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Korea and internationally. Korea Electric Power has a market cap of $29.9 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 18.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who 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 impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full

Korea Electric Power Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Enersis

(

ENI

) is up $0.23 (1.7%) to $13.72 on average volume. Thus far, 437,975 shares of Enersis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 814,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.48-$13.99 after having opened the day at $13.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.49.

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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 $13.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 15.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Enersis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

TheStreet Recommends

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,

Piedmont Natural Gas

(

PNY

) is up $15.79 (37.4%) to $58.01 on heavy volume. Thus far, 4.6 million shares of Piedmont Natural Gas exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 372,400 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.93-$59.14 after having opened the day at $57.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.22.

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Piedmont Natural Gas Company, Inc., an energy services company, distributes natural gas in the United States. It operates in three segments: Regulated Utility, Regulated Non-Utility Activities, and Unregulated Non-Utility Activities. Piedmont Natural Gas has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Piedmont Natural Gas a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Piedmont Natural Gas

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

Piedmont Natural Gas 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

).