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All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 41 points (0.2%) at 18,014 as of Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,903 issues advancing vs. 1,059 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include Energy Company of Parana ( ELP), up 4.2%, and CPFL Energy ( CPL), up 2.0%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include DTE Energy ( DTE), down 2.0%, Eversource Energy ( NU), down 1.7%, Huaneng Power International ( HNP), down 1.4%, Southern ( SO), down 1.3% and Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK), down 0.8%.

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

3. Empresa Nacional de Electricidad ( EOC) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Empresa Nacional de Electricidad is up $0.88 (2.0%) to $45.15 on average volume. Thus far, 39,991 shares of Empresa Nacional de Electricidad exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 86,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $44.38-$45.33 after having opened the day at $44.38 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $44.27.

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Empresa Nacional de Electricidad S.A., together with its subsidiaries, operates as an electricity utility company in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. The company generates and transmits electricity through hydroelectric, thermal, and wind power sources. Empresa Nacional de Electricidad has a market cap of $11.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 1.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are no analysts who rate Empresa Nacional de Electricidad a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Empresa Nacional de Electricidad as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Empresa Nacional de Electricidad Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Korea Electric Power ( KEP) is up $0.20 (1.0%) to $20.76 on light volume. Thus far, 127,699 shares of Korea Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 396,100 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $20.72-$20.81 after having opened the day at $20.74 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $20.56.

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Korea Electric Power Corporation, an integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Korea. Korea Electric Power has a market cap of $24.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 6.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there is 1 analyst who 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 solid stock price performance, 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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1. As of noon trading, Praxair ( PX) is up $1.06 (0.8%) to $126.42 on light volume. Thus far, 285,694 shares of Praxair exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $125.34-$126.63 after having opened the day at $125.34 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $125.36.

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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 $36.2 billion and is part of the chemicals industry. Shares are down 3.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 8 analysts who rate Praxair a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Praxair as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Praxair 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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