All three major indices are trading up today with the

Dow Jones Industrial Average

(

^DJI

) trading up 151 points (0.9%) at 17,857 as of Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,944 issues advancing vs. 983 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include

Targa Resources

(

TRGP

), up 3.6%, and

Praxair

(

PX

), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include

Exelon

(

EXC

), down 0.8%, and

NextEra Energy

(

NEE

), down 0.7%.

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 $0.57 (2.2%) to $26.08 on average volume. Thus far, 187,549 shares of Korea Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 494,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.79-$26.18 after having opened the day at $25.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.51.

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Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Korea and internationally. Korea Electric Power has a market cap of $32.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 20.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Korea Electric Power a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

Korea Electric Power

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 compelling growth in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full

Korea Electric Power Ratings Report

now.

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2. As of noon trading,

TransCanada

(

TRP

) is up $0.39 (1.0%) to $41.16 on average volume. Thus far, 487,559 shares of TransCanada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.01-$41.57 after having opened the day at $41.01 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $40.77.

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TransCanada Corporation operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. The company operates through three segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Liquids Pipelines, and Energy. TransCanada has a market cap of $28.4 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 25.1% 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

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full

TransCanada Ratings Report

now.

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1. As of noon trading,

ONEOK

(

OKE

) is up $1.26 (3.0%) to $42.96 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of ONEOK exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.81-$43.04 after having opened the day at $42.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.70.

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ONEOK, Inc., through its general partner interests in ONEOK Partners, L.P., engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. ONEOK has a market cap of $8.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 69.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate ONEOK a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates

ONEOK

as a

hold

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full

ONEOK 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

).