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 down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 27 points (-0.2%) at 15,858 as of Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 997 issues advancing vs. 1,953 declining with 153 unchanged. The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. A company within the sector that increased today was Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), up 1.3%. A company within the sector that fell today was Siemens ( SI), up 0.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. CPFL Energy ( CPL) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, CPFL Energy is up $0.15 (0.9%) to $16.22 on average volume. Thus far, 129,995 shares of CPFL Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 335,600 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $15.95-$16.23 after having opened the day at $15.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.07. CPFL Energia S.A., through its subsidiaries, distributes, generates, and commercializes electricity in Brazil. The company operates in five segments: Distribution, Conventional Generation Sources, Renewable Generation Sources, Commercialization, and Services. CPFL Energy has a market cap of $7.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 12.6, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are down 23.3% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates CPFL Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates CPFL Energy as a hold. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. At the same time, however, we also find weaknesses including feeble growth in the company's earnings per share, deteriorating net income and weak operating cash flow. Get the full CPFL Energy 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.