5 Utilities Stocks Nudging The Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 8 points (0.1%) at 15,256 as of Monday, June 10, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,353 issues advancing vs. 1,578 declining with 107 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De ( SBS), down 4.53, and Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), down 2.36.

TheStreet Ratings group would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

5. Korea Electric Power ( KEP) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Korea Electric Power is up $0.21 (1.84) to $11.65 on light volume Thus far, 113,601 shares of Korea Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 444,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $11.64-$11.71 after having opened the day at $11.71 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $11.44.

Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Korea. Korea Electric Power has a market cap of $14.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.7, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 18.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Korea Electric Power a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Korea Electric Power as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been poor profit margins. Get the full Korea Electric Power Ratings Report now.

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