AES Corporation ( AES) pushed the Utilities sector lower today making it today's featured Utilities loser. The sector as a whole closed the day down 2%. By the end of trading, AES Corporation fell 42 cents (-3.6%) to $11.23 on light volume. Throughout the day, 4.3 million shares of AES Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of eight million shares. The stock ranged in price between $11.22-$11.50 after having opened the day at $11.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.65. Other company's within the Utilities sector that declined today were: Beacon Power ( BCON), down 76.2%, Active Power Inc ( ACPW), down 8.8%, Ocean Power Technologies ( OPTT), down 7.9%, and American DG Energy Inc ( ADGE), down 7.5%. 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 $8.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 5.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. TheStreet Ratings rates The AES as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. 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.