The utilities sector closed the day down 1.2%. Artesian Resource Corporation ( ARTNA), ITC Holdings ( ITC), American DG Energy Inc ( ADGE), and Gas Natural Inc ( EGAS) were all winners today within the utilities sector with OGE Energy ( OGE) being today's featured utilities winner. OGE Energy rose 60 cents (1.3%) to $47.88 on average volume. Throughout the day, 755,514 shares of OGE Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 595,500 shares.

OGE Energy Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy and energy services provider that offers physical delivery and related services for electricity and natural gas primarily in the south central United States. OGE Energy has a market cap of $4.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 14.3, above the average utilities industry P/E ratio of 7.4 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 1.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

TheStreet Ratings rates OGE Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins.

On the negative front, U.S. Geothermal Inc ( HTM), GreenHunter Energy Inc ( GRH), Dynegy Inc ( DYN), and Beacon Power ( BCON) were all losers within the utilities sector with AES Corporation ( AES) being today's utilities sector Loser Spotlight stock.

For investors not wanting singular stock exposure, 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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