Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer or Stephanie Link. All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 57 points (0.3%) at 16,611 as of Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 2,452 issues advancing vs. 535 declining with 124 unchanged. The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.5% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.6%. Top gainers within the sector include CPFL Energy ( CPL), up 1.8%, and TransCanada ( TRP), up 1.2%. A company within the sector that fell today was Huaneng Power International ( HNP), up 1.0%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. Western Gas Equity Partners ( WGP) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Western Gas Equity Partners is up $0.70 (1.2%) to $57.30 on light volume. Thus far, 20,969 shares of Western Gas Equity Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 220,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $56.63-$57.77 after having opened the day at $56.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $56.60. Western Gas Equity Partners, LP is engaged in gathering, processing, compressing, treating, and transporting natural gas, condensate, natural gas liquids, and crude oil in the United States. Western Gas Equity Partners has a market cap of $12.0 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 43.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Western Gas Equity Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Western Gas Equity Partners as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures. Get the full Western Gas Equity Partners Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more.