3 Stocks Pushing The Utilities Sector Lower

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 79 points (-0.5%) at 16,635 as of Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,072 issues advancing vs. 1,895 declining with 174 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits up 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR), up 4.1%, Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), up 3.2%, CPFL Energy ( CPL), up 2.3%, American Water Works ( AWK), up 1.5% and ONEOK ( OKE), up 1.1%.

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

3. Korea Electric Power ( KEP) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Korea Electric Power is down $0.18 (-0.8%) to $21.02 on light volume. Thus far, 40,308 shares of Korea Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 188,800 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.91-$21.39 after having opened the day at $20.91 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.20.

Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Korea. Korea Electric Power has a market cap of $26.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 26.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Korea Electric Power a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Korea Electric Power as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, impressive record of earnings per share growth and compelling growth in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Korea Electric Power Ratings Report now.

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