Today's Stocks Driving Success For The Utilities Sector

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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 13 points (0.1%) at 16,507 as of Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,334 issues advancing vs. 1,665 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 1.3% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include American Electric Power ( AEP), down 3.2%, Northeast Utilities ( NU), down 2.6%, Public Service Enterprise Group ( PEG), down 2.5%, Xcel Energy ( XEL), down 2.2% and PG&E ( PCG), down 2.0%.

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

3. Enersis ( ENI) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Enersis is up $0.12 (0.7%) to $17.00 on average volume. Thus far, 284,988 shares of Enersis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 592,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $16.78-$17.05 after having opened the day at $16.90 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $16.88.

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 $16.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 12.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. 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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