4 Stocks Pushing The Utilities Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 154 points (1.2%) at 12,742 as of Monday, Nov. 19, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,629 issues advancing vs. 338 declining with 70 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.5%. A company within the sector that fell today was Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), up 7.0%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

4. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras is down $0.27 (-6.1%) to $4.16 on average volume Thus far, 604,006 shares of Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $4.14-$4.31 after having opened the day at $4.22 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $4.43.

Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras S.A. Eletrobras, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Brazil. Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras has a market cap of $6.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 0.0, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 54.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras Ratings Report now.

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