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 22 points (0.1%) at 15,424 as of Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,875 issues advancing vs. 1,030 declining with 132 unchanged. The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. A company within the sector that increased today was NorthWestern Corporation ( NWE), up 3.3%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. AGL Resources ( GAS) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, AGL Resources is up $0.53 (1.1%) to $46.90 on light volume. Thus far, 193,154 shares of AGL Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 545,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.29-$46.91 after having opened the day at $46.42 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.37. AGL Resources Inc., an energy services holding company, distributes natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and governmental customers in Illinois, Georgia, Virginia, New Jersey, Florida, Tennessee, and Maryland. AGL Resources has a market cap of $5.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 14.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates AGL Resources a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates AGL Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, reasonable valuation levels and good cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full AGL Resources 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.