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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 86 points (-0.5%) at 16,084 as of Friday, April 11, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,014 issues advancing vs. 1,941 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. A company within the sector that increased today was Korea Electric Power ( KEP), up 2.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Huaneng Power International ( HNP), down 1.3%, and PPL ( PPL), down 1.0%.

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

3. OGE Energy ( OGE) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, OGE Energy is up $0.47 (1.3%) to $36.60 on heavy volume. Thus far, 967,481 shares of OGE Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 996,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $36.02-$36.71 after having opened the day at $36.02 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.13.

OGE Energy Corp., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy and energy services provider that offers physical delivery and related services for electricity and natural gas primarily in the south central United States. OGE Energy has a market cap of $7.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 6.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate OGE Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates OGE Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full OGE Energy Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Entergy ( ETR) is up $0.51 (0.7%) to $70.61 on average volume. Thus far, 794,012 shares of Entergy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $70.10-$71.00 after having opened the day at $70.10 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $70.10.

Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the electric power production and retail electric distribution operations in the United States. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, and hydro power. Entergy has a market cap of $12.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 10.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Entergy a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Entergy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, good cash flow from operations 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 Entergy Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Public Service Enterprise Group ( PEG) is up $0.22 (0.6%) to $38.74 on average volume. Thus far, 1.5 million shares of Public Service Enterprise Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $38.36-$38.99 after having opened the day at $38.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.52.

Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company primarily in the Northeastern and Mid Atlantic United States. Public Service Enterprise Group has a market cap of $19.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 20.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate Public Service Enterprise Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Public Service Enterprise Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations, increase in stock price during the past year and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Public Service Enterprise Group 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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