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

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading down 7 points (0.0%) at 17,806 as of Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,737 issues advancing vs. 1,177 declining with 175 unchanged.

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

American Water Works

(

AWK

), up 1.2%,

PG&E

(

PCG

), up 1.1%,

WEC Energy Group

(

TheStreet Recommends

WEC

), up 1.1%,

CMS Energy

(

CMS

), up 1.1% and

FirstEnergy

(

FE

), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Energy Company of Minas Gerais

(

CIG

), down 4.1%,

Huaneng Power International

(

HNP

), down 3.9%,

CPFL Energia

(

CPL

), down 3.3%,

ONEOK

(

OKE

), down 3.0% and

Western Gas Equity Partners

(

WGP

), down 2.0%.

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

3.

Sempra Energy

(

SRE

) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Sempra Energy is up $0.68 (0.7%) to $99.86 on light volume. Thus far, 229,054 shares of Sempra Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.20-$100.24 after having opened the day at $99.36 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.18.

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Sempra Energy operates as an energy services holding company worldwide. The company's San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment transmits and distributes electricity and/or natural gas. Sempra Energy has a market cap of $24.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Sempra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Sempra Energy

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Sempra Energy Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

Edison International

(

EIX

) is up $0.42 (0.7%) to $59.60 on light volume. Thus far, 476,476 shares of Edison International exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.27-$59.89 after having opened the day at $59.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.18.

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Edison International, through its subsidiaries, generates and supplies electricity. The company generates electricity through hydroelectric, diesel, natural gas, nuclear, and photovoltaic sources. Edison International has a market cap of $19.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 9.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Edison International a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Edison International

as a

buy

. 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 reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full

Edison International Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

American Electric Power

(

AEP

) is up $0.36 (0.7%) to $55.98 on light volume. Thus far, 714,967 shares of American Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $55.48-$56.13 after having opened the day at $55.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $55.61.

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American Electric Power Company, Inc., a public utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity for sale to retail and wholesale customers. American Electric Power has a market cap of $27.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 8.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate American Electric Power a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

American Electric Power

as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and attractive 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

American Electric Power 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

).