4 Stocks Pushing The Utilities Sector Lower

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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 67 points (0.5%) at 13,019 as of Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,464 issues advancing vs. 1,407 declining with 149 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.0%. A company within the sector that fell today was Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), up 3.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Edison International ( EIX), up 0.9%, Northeast Utilities ( NU), up 0.9%, Xcel Energy ( XEL), up 0.8% and Korea Electric Power ( KEP), up 0.7%.

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 $0.16 (-4.8%) to $3.26 on light volume Thus far, 521,245 shares of Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $3.20-$3.29 after having opened the day at $3.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $3.42.

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 $5.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 64.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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 revenue growth, attractive valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, 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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