3 Stocks Pushing The Utilities Sector Lower

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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%. 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%. 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%.

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

3. Dominion Resources ( D) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Dominion Resources is down $0.36 (-0.5%) to $68.79 on average volume. Thus far, 895,766 shares of Dominion Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $68.70-$69.38 after having opened the day at $69.25 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.15.

Dominion Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in producing and transporting energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. Dominion Resources has a market cap of $40.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 6.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Dominion Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dominion Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Dominion Resources Ratings Report now.

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