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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 37 points (0.2%) at 16,943 as of Wednesday, July 9, 2014, 12:45 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,468 issues advancing vs. 1,471 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Energy Company of Parana ( ELP), up 1.5%, CPFL Energy ( CPL), up 1.2% and TransCanada ( TRP), up 0.8%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Entergy ( ETR), down 1.3%, Calpine ( CPN), down 1.3%, Edison International ( EIX), down 0.9%, Northeast Utilities ( NU), down 0.9% and DTE Energy ( DTE), down 0.9%.

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

3. Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora No ( EDN) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora No is up $1.67 (12.0%) to $15.57 on heavy volume. Thus far, 275,944 shares of Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora No exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 227,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.75-$16.00 after having opened the day at $13.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.90.

Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora Norte S.A., a public service company, is engaged in the distribution and sale of electricity in Argentina. Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora No has a market cap of $621.8 million and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 174.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora No a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora No as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow. Get the full Empresa Distribuidora y Comercializadora No Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Empresa Nacional de Electricidad ( EOC) is up $0.53 (1.1%) to $46.66 on average volume. Thus far, 45,539 shares of Empresa Nacional de Electricidad exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 92,300 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.03-$46.66 after having opened the day at $46.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $46.13.

Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an electricity utility company in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. The company generates and transmits electricity though hydroelectric, thermal, and wind power sources. Empresa Nacional de Electricidad has a market cap of $12.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 3.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Empresa Nacional de Electricidad a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Empresa Nacional de Electricidad as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Empresa Nacional de Electricidad Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Enersis ( ENI) is up $0.12 (0.7%) to $17.39 on light volume. Thus far, 217,047 shares of Enersis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 599,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.08-$17.48 after having opened the day at $17.44 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.27.

Enersis S.A., an electric utility company, through its subsidiaries and jointly-controlled entities, is engaged in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Chile, Brazil, Colombia, Peru, and Argentina. Enersis has a market cap of $16.7 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 15.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Enersis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enersis as a buy. The company's strongest point has been its expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Enersis 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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