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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 22 points (0.1%) at 17,430 as of Friday, Aug. 14, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,691 issues advancing vs. 1,250 declining with 211 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include

TransCanada

(

TRP

), up 0.9%,

Public Service Enterprise Group

(

PEG

), up 0.7% and

PG&E

(

TheStreet Recommends

PCG

), up 0.6%.

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

3.

CPFL Energy

(

CPL

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, CPFL Energy is down $0.20 (-2.0%) to $9.85 on average volume. Thus far, 180,120 shares of CPFL Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 408,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.73-$9.97 after having opened the day at $9.95 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.05.

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CPFL Energia S.A., together with its subsidiaries, generates, distributes, and sells electricity to industrial, residential, commercial, rural, and other consumers in Brazil. The company generates electricity through hydroelectric, thermoelectric, biomass, solar energy, and wind power plants. CPFL Energy has a market cap of $5.1 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 25.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates 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 strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, feeble growth in the company's earnings per share and unimpressive growth in net income. Get the full

CPFL Energy Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Hawaiian Electric Industries

(

HE

) is down $0.51 (-1.6%) to $30.63 on light volume. Thus far, 110,217 shares of Hawaiian Electric Industries exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 412,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.51-$31.23 after having opened the day at $31.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.14.

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Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the electric utility and banking businesses primarily in the State of Hawaii. The company is involved in the production, purchase, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity. Hawaiian Electric Industries has a market cap of $3.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Hawaiian Electric Industries a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Hawaiian Electric Industries

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Hawaiian Electric Industries Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

Abengoa Yield

(

ABY

) is down $1.17 (-4.9%) to $22.82 on average volume. Thus far, 527,816 shares of Abengoa Yield exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 793,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $22.73-$24.24 after having opened the day at $23.85 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $23.99.

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Abengoa Yield plc owns a portfolio of renewable energy, conventional power, and electric transmission line contracted assets in North America, South America, and Europe. Abengoa Yield has a market cap of $2.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Abengoa Yield a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Abengoa Yield

as a

sell

. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. Get the full

Abengoa Yield 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

).