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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 10 points (-0.1%) at 17,605 as of Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014, 12:20 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,473 issues advancing vs. 1,490 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Korea Electric Power

(

KEP

), down 6.5%,

FirstEnergy

(

FE

), down 2.3%,

Duke Energy Corporation

(

DUK

), down 1.8%,

Dominion Resources

(

D

), down 1.7% and

NextEra Energy

(

NEE

), down 1.3%.

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

3.

Huaneng Power International

(

HNP

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Huaneng Power International is up $0.37 (0.8%) to $46.87 on light volume. Thus far, 17,669 shares of Huaneng Power International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 75,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.79-$46.96 after having opened the day at $46.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.50.

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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 $16.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 28.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Huaneng Power International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Huaneng Power International

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, generally high debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full

Huaneng Power International Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

ONEOK

(

OKE

) is up $0.71 (1.3%) to $56.96 on average volume. Thus far, 578,270 shares of ONEOK exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.80-$57.18 after having opened the day at $55.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.25.

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ONEOK, Inc. operates as a diversified energy company in the United States. ONEOK has a market cap of $11.7 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 9.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate ONEOK a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

ONEOK

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full

ONEOK Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

TransCanada

(

TRP

) is up $0.45 (0.9%) to $50.17 on average volume. Thus far, 767,057 shares of TransCanada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $49.46-$50.51 after having opened the day at $49.58 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $49.72.

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TransCanada Corporation operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. The company operates in three segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Oil Pipelines, and Energy. TransCanada has a market cap of $35.1 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 8.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate TransCanada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

TransCanada

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

TransCanada 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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