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One out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 29 points (-0.2%) at 16,367 as of Wednesday, March 5, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,229 issues advancing vs. 1,681 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), down 2.5%, Empresa Nacional de Electricidad ( EOC), down 1.9%, Huaneng Power International Inc. ADR repr C ( HNP), down 1.6%, Korea Electric Power ( KEP), down 1.2% and Northeast Utilities ( NU), down 0.8%.

TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today:

3. Fuelcell Energy ( FCEL) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Fuelcell Energy is up $0.41 (15.1%) to $3.12 on heavy volume. Thus far, 68.7 million shares of Fuelcell Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $2.98-$3.40 after having opened the day at $3.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $2.71.

FuelCell Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, designs, manufactures, sells, installs, operates, and services stationary fuel cell power plants for distributed baseload power generation. Fuelcell Energy has a market cap of $513.1 million and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 53.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Fuelcell Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Fuelcell Energy as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its disappointing return on equity, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Fuelcell Energy Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Calpine ( CPN) is up $0.19 (1.0%) to $19.35 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of Calpine exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $19.06-$19.37 after having opened the day at $19.19 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $19.16.

Calpine Corporation, a wholesale power generation company, owns and operates natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America. It operates natural gas-fired combustion turbines and renewable geothermal conventional steam turbines. Calpine has a market cap of $8.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 3.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Calpine a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Calpine as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Calpine Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, FirstEnergy ( FE) is up $0.40 (1.3%) to $31.02 on light volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of FirstEnergy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $30.59-$31.10 after having opened the day at $30.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $30.62.

FirstEnergy Corp., a diversified energy holding company, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in the United States. The company operates in Regulated Distribution, Regulated Transmission, and Competitive Energy Services segments. FirstEnergy has a market cap of $12.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 7.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate FirstEnergy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates FirstEnergy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and disappointing return on equity. Get the full FirstEnergy Ratings Report now.

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If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the utilities sector could consider Utilities Select Sector SPDR ( XLU) while those bearish on the utilities sector could consider ProShares UltraShort Utilities ( SDP).

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