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. Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 18 points (-0.1%) at 15,776 as of Monday, Feb. 10, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,409 issues advancing vs. 1,532 declining with 144 unchanged. The Utilities sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Enersis ( ENI), up 1.6%, and Korea Electric Power ( KEP), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), down 2.2%, and Huaneng Power International Inc. ADR repr C ( HNP), down 0.8%. TheStreet would like to highlight 5 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 5. PPL ( PPL) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, PPL is up $0.32 (1.1%) to $30.66 on average volume. Thus far, 1.6 million shares of PPL exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.16-$30.74 after having opened the day at $30.32 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.34. PPL Corporation, an energy and utility holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electricity to wholesale and retail customers in the United States and the United Kingdom. The company operates in four segments: Kentucky Regulated, U.K. PPL has a market cap of $19.1 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate PPL a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates PPL as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, reasonable valuation levels and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full PPL 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.