3 Stocks Pushing The Utilities Sector Higher

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One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 9 points (-0.1%) at 12,786 as of Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012, 11:49 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,471 issues advancing vs. 1,424 declining with 128 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR), down 5.8%, Empresa Nacional de Electricidad ( EOC), down 1.2%, Calpine ( CPN), down 1.4%, Public Service Enterprise Group ( PEG), down 1.0% and Korea Electric Power ( KEP), down 0.7%.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3. Clean Energy Fuels Corporation ( CLNE) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Clean Energy Fuels Corporation is up $0.63 (5.1%) to $12.96 on heavy volume Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Clean Energy Fuels Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.53-$13.18 after having opened the day at $12.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.33.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp., together with its subsidiaries, provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the United States and Canada. Clean Energy Fuels Corporation has a market cap of $1.1 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 33.2, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 1.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Clean Energy Fuels Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Clean Energy Fuels Corporation as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, poor profit margins and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Clean Energy Fuels Corporation Ratings Report now.

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