Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 90 points (-0.6%) at 15,522 as of Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 580 issues advancing vs. 2,389 declining with 97 unchanged. The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. A company within the sector that increased today was Suburban Propane Partners ( SPH), up 2.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Exelon ( EXC), down 1.7%, CPFL Energy ( CPL), down 1.5%, FirstEnergy ( FE), down 1.1%, Edison International ( EIX), down 1.0% and TransCanada ( TRP), down 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 4. Energy Company of Parana ( ELP) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Energy Company of Parana is up $0.24 (2.0%) to $12.46 on average volume. Thus far, 183,715 shares of Energy Company of Parana exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 447,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.04-$12.56 after having opened the day at $12.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.22. Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity primarily to industrial, residential, commercial, and rural customers primarily in the State of Parana, Brazil. Energy Company of Parana has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 20.4% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Energy Company of Parana a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Energy Company of Parana as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and attractive valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, weak operating cash flow and poor profit margins. Get the full Energy Company of Parana Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more.