Today's Top Performers In Utilities

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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 16,344 as of Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,931 issues advancing vs. 985 declining with 162 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. 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. ONEOK ( OKE) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, ONEOK is up $0.49 (0.8%) to $60.11 on light volume. Thus far, 360,776 shares of ONEOK exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.39-$60.28 after having opened the day at $59.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.62.

ONEOK, Inc. operates as a diversified energy company in the United States. The company operates in three segments: ONEOK Partners, Natural Gas Distribution, and Energy Services. ONEOK has a market cap of $12.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 39.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate ONEOK a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ONEOK as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full ONEOK Ratings Report now.

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