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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 84 points (-0.5%) at 15,367 as of Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2013, 12:50 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,073 issues advancing vs. 1,847 declining with 114 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Korea Electric Power ( KEP), down 1.1%, PG&E ( PCG), down 1.0%, Consolidated Edison ( ED), down 1.1%, Public Service Enterprise Group ( PEG), down 1.1% and TransCanada ( TRP), down 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3. Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA ( EOC) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA is up $0.27 (0.7%) to $41.52 on light volume. Thus far, 46,125 shares of Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 131,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.00-$41.73 after having opened the day at $41.16 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $41.25.

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 $11.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 14.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates 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, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Empresa Nacional de ElectricidadSA Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Enersis ( ENI) is up $0.16 (1.0%) to $15.86 on light volume. Thus far, 221,519 shares of Enersis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 611,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.70-$15.90 after having opened the day at $15.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.70.

Enersis S.A., an electric utility company, through its subsidiaries and jointly-controlled entities, engages in the electricity generation, transmission, and distribution businesses in Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Argentina. Enersis has a market cap of $10.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 13.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Enersis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enersis as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Enersis Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, NRG Energy ( NRG) is up $0.74 (2.9%) to $26.26 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.8 million shares of NRG Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $25.40-$26.26 after having opened the day at $25.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.52.

NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated wholesale power generation and retail electricity company. The company engages in the ownership, development, construction, expansion, modification, refurbishment, and operation of power generation facilities. NRG Energy has a market cap of $8.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 13.0% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate NRG Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NRG Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, solid stock price performance, reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full NRG Energy Ratings Report now.

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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).

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