4 Stocks Pushing The Utilities Sector Higher

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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 63 points (0.4%) at 14,888 as of Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,979 issues advancing vs. 942 declining with 102 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include American Water Works ( AWK), down 1.1%, PG&E ( PCG), down 0.8%, EQT ( EQT), down 0.9%, Public Service Enterprise Group ( PEG), down 0.9% and Edison International ( EIX), down 0.6%.

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

4. Korea Electric Power ( KEP) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Korea Electric Power is up $0.41 (3.1%) to $13.75 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of Korea Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 364,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.66-$13.76 after having opened the day at $13.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.34.

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 $16.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 6.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. 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 area that we feel has been the company's primary weakness has been its feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Korea Electric Power 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.

If you liked this article you might like

Korea's New President Wastes No Time on Corporate Reform

Korea Electric Power Targets Toshiba's Stake in Nuclear Venture

4 Stocks Showing Red Flags in March

These 4 Stocks Are Showing Red Flags in March

How to Go Nuclear With Your Portfolio