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 up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 78 points (0.5%) at 16,438 as of Thursday, March 6, 2014, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,775 issues advancing vs. 1,148 declining with 152 unchanged. The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.4%. Top gainers within the sector include Empresa Nacional de Electricidad ( EOC), up 1.3%, Huaneng Power International Inc. ADR repr C ( HNP), up 0.8% and Korea Electric Power ( KEP), up 0.7%. A company within the sector that fell today was PG&E ( PCG), up 0.7%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Energy Company of Minas Gerais ( CIG) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Energy Company of Minas Gerais is up $0.08 (1.4%) to $5.97 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of Energy Company of Minas Gerais exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $5.88-$5.98 after having opened the day at $5.88 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $5.89. Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transformation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy primarily in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Energy Company of Minas Gerais has a market cap of $6.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 25.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Energy Company of Minas Gerais a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Energy Company of Minas Gerais as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full Energy Company of Minas Gerais 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.