1. As of noon trading, AES ( AES) is down $0.18 (-1.4%) to $12.50 on light volume Thus far, 1.8 million shares of AES exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.46-$12.69 after having opened the day at $12.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.68. The AES Corporation, a power company, operates a portfolio of electricity generation and distribution businesses. Its Generation business owns and/or operates power plants to generate and sell power to wholesale customers, such as utilities and other intermediaries. AES has a market cap of $9.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 16.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate AES a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates AES as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its revenue growth. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full AES Ratings Report now. It's Official: Action Alerts PLUS beats the S&P 500 with Dividends Reinvested! Cramer and Link were up 16.72% in 2012. Were you? See what they are trading for 14-days FREE If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the utilities sector could consider Utilities Select Sector SPDR ( XLU) while those bearish on the utilities sector could consider ProShares UltraShort Utilities ( SDP). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.