4 Stocks Pushing The Utilities Sector Higher

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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 56 points (-0.3%) at 15,939 as of Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,598 issues advancing vs. 1,323 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Energy Company of Minas Gerais ( CIG), up 1.6%, EQT ( EQT), up 0.8% and NextEra Energy ( NEE), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Companhia De Saneamento Basico Do Estado De ( SBS), down 4.6%, and CPFL Energy ( CPL), down 2.1%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 4 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

4. Enersis ( ENI) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Enersis is up $0.27 (1.9%) to $14.30 on average volume. Thus far, 355,480 shares of Enersis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 621,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.14-$14.37 after having opened the day at $14.14 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.03.

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 $8.9 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 6.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Enersis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enersis as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, reasonable valuation levels and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Enersis Ratings Report now.

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