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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. 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%. A company within the sector that increased today was Western Gas Equity Partners ( WGP), up 0.5%.

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

3. Praxair ( PX) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Praxair is down $1.34 (-1.1%) to $125.00 on light volume. Thus far, 454,237 shares of Praxair exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $123.55-$125.57 after having opened the day at $123.55 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $126.34.

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Praxair, Inc. produces, sells, and distributes atmospheric, process, and specialty gases, as well as surface coatings in North America, Europe, South America, and Asia. Praxair has a market cap of $37.1 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. Shares are down 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate Praxair a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Praxair as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, notable return on equity, increase in net income and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Praxair Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Entergy ( ETR) is down $0.60 (-0.7%) to $89.00 on light volume. Thus far, 619,616 shares of Entergy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $88.62-$89.72 after having opened the day at $89.49 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $89.60.

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Entergy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the electric power production and retail electric distribution operations in the United States. It generates electricity through gas/oil, nuclear, coal, and hydro power. Entergy has a market cap of $16.1 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 2.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst that rates Entergy a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, PPL ( PPL) is down $0.20 (-0.6%) to $35.57 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million shares of PPL exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $35.32-$35.69 after having opened the day at $35.69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $35.77.

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PPL Corporation, an energy and utility holding company, generates, transmits, distributes, and sells electricity to wholesale and retail customers in the Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, and the United Kingdom. The company operates in four segments: Kentucky Regulated, U.K. PPL has a market cap of $23.7 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 1.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate PPL a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PPL as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full PPL 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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