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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 5 points (0.0%) at 17,667 as of Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 12:05 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,760 issues advancing vs. 1,190 declining with 185 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. A company within the sector that increased today was Western Gas Equity Partners ( WGP), up 0.5%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include NiSource ( NI), down 1.1%, Korea Electric Power ( KEP), down 1.4%, Public Service Enterprise Group ( PEG), down 0.9%, DTE Energy ( DTE), down 0.8% and Dominion Resources ( DCUA), down 0.8%.

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

3. ONEOK ( OKE) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, ONEOK is up $0.86 (1.9%) to $44.92 on light volume. Thus far, 425,060 shares of ONEOK exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.06-$44.98 after having opened the day at $44.23 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.06.

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ONEOK, Inc. operates as a diversified energy company in the United States. ONEOK has a market cap of $9.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 11.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts who rate ONEOK a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates ONEOK as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself and poor profit margins. Get the full ONEOK Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, NRG Energy ( NRG) is up $0.23 (0.9%) to $25.27 on light volume. Thus far, 584,212 shares of NRG Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.87-$25.28 after having opened the day at $24.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.04.

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NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a power and energy company. The company is engaged in the ownership and operation of power generation facilities. NRG Energy has a market cap of $8.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 7.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate NRG Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and none rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NRG Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, increase in net income and growth in earnings per share. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full NRG Energy Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, EQT ( EQT) is up $0.55 (0.7%) to $75.61 on light volume. Thus far, 280,898 shares of EQT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $74.27-$75.94 after having opened the day at $75.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $75.06.

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EQT Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a natural gas company in the United States. It operates in two segments, EQT Production and EQT Midstream. EQT has a market cap of $11.5 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 0.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts who rate EQT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EQT as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. Get the full EQT 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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