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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 34 points (-0.2%) at 18,106 as of Monday, Feb. 23, 2015, 12:10 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,298 issues advancing vs. 1,669 declining with 161 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include OGE Energy ( OGE), down 1.0%, Western Gas Equity Partners ( WGP), down 1.0% and NiSource ( NI), down 0.4%.

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

3. NRG Energy ( NRG) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, NRG Energy is down $0.06 (-0.2%) to $25.33 on light volume. Thus far, 1.1 million 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 $24.92-$25.39 after having opened the day at $25.35 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $25.39.

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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 $8.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 5.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that 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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2. As of noon trading, ONEOK ( OKE) is down $0.85 (-1.8%) to $46.82 on average volume. Thus far, 951,210 shares of ONEOK exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $46.02-$47.68 after having opened the day at $47.18 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $47.67.

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ONEOK, Inc. operates as a diversified energy company in the United States. ONEOK has a market cap of $9.9 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 4.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 4 analysts that 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 increase in net income, notable return on equity and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full ONEOK Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Dominion Resources ( D) is down $0.17 (-0.2%) to $73.82 on light volume. Thus far, 596,750 shares of Dominion Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $73.47-$74.30 after having opened the day at $74.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $73.99.

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Dominion Resources, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in producing and transporting energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. Dominion Resources has a market cap of $43.1 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 3.8% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 8 analysts that rate Dominion Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dominion Resources as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its generally strong cash flow from operations. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Dominion Resources 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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