5 Stocks Underperforming Today In The Utilities Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 58 points (-0.4%) at 15,461 as of Wednesday, Aug. 7, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 785 issues advancing vs. 2,161 declining with 94 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.4%. A company within the sector that fell today was EQT ( EQT), up 1.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Dominion Resources ( D), up 1.3%, Exelon ( EXC), up 1.3%, PG&E ( PCG), up 1.0%, Edison International ( EIX), up 1.0% and American Electric Power ( AEP), up 0.7%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector lower today:

5. Korea Electric Power ( KEP) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Korea Electric Power is down $0.12 (-1.0%) to $12.38 on light volume. Thus far, 26,215 shares of Korea Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 349,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.36-$12.41 after having opened the day at $12.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.50.

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 $15.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 10.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. 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. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Korea Electric Power Ratings Report now.

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