3 Stocks Pushing The Utilities Sector Higher

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 76 points (0.5%) at 16,332 as of Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,886 issues advancing vs. 1,057 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR), down 8.1%, Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), down 6.9%, Energy Company of Minas Gerais ( CIG), down 3.1%, FirstEnergy ( FE), down 2.1% and PG&E ( PCG), down 1.7%.

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

3. Korea Electric Power ( KEP) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Korea Electric Power is up $0.74 (4.1%) to $18.69 on heavy volume. Thus far, 236,166 shares of Korea Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 242,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $18.63-$18.81 after having opened the day at $18.70 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.95.

Energy Fuels Inc. is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of uranium and vanadium properties in the United States. Korea Electric Power has a market cap of $22.1 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Korea Electric Power a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Korea Electric Power as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins and generally higher debt management risk. Get the full Korea Electric Power Ratings Report now.

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