EOC, CPL, ENI And SBS, 4 Utilities Stocks Pushing The Sector Lower

All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 31 points (0.2%) at 15,006 as of Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,611 issues advancing vs. 1,325 declining with 103 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), down 2.8%, and Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR), down 2.4%. Top gainers within the sector include OGE Energy ( OGE), up 1.0%, Korea Electric Power ( KEP), up 1.2%, CenterPoint Energy ( CNP), up 1.0%, EQT ( EQT), up 1.1% and TransCanada ( TRP), up 0.8%.

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

4. Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA ( EOC) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA is down $0.32 (-0.8%) to $42.40 on heavy volume. Thus far, 128,840 shares of Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 98,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.26-$42.91 after having opened the day at $42.43 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.72.

Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A., an electricity utility company, engages in the generation and transmission of electricity in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. It produces electricity through hydroelectric, thermal, and wind power sources. Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA has a market cap of $12.1 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 24.5, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 9.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. 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 disappointing return on equity. Get the full Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA Ratings Report now.

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