5 Stocks Raising The Utilities Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 49 points (0.3%) at 16,147 as of Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,869 issues advancing vs. 987 declining with 109 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. A company within the sector that increased today was Empresa Nacional de Electricidad ( EOC), up 1.1%. A company within the sector that fell today was Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), up 1.1%.

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

5. Enersis ( ENI) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Enersis is up $0.25 (1.6%) to $15.57 on average volume. Thus far, 228,945 shares of Enersis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 544,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.34-$15.62 after having opened the day at $15.45 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $15.32.

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 $10.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.8, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 15.9% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Enersis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enersis as a hold. Among the primary strengths of the company is its expanding profit margins over time. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Enersis Ratings Report now.

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