The utilities sector closed the day down 0.5%. Delta Natural Gas Company ( DGAS), U.S. Geothermal Inc ( HTM), Transportadora de Gas del Sur ( TGS), and Evergreen Energy Inc ( EEE) were all decliners today within the utilities sector with AES Corporation ( AES) being today's featured utilities loser. AES Corporation fell 13 cents (-1.3%) to $10.22 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4.9 million shares of AES Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.9 million shares. The AES Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a power company in Latin America, Africa, North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. The company owns and operates two businesses, Generation and Utilities. AES Corporation has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 15% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. TheStreet Ratings rates The AES as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins.