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Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 16 points (-0.1%) at 18,209 as of Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, 12:00 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,413 issues advancing vs. 1,538 declining with 170 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include ONEOK ( OKE), down 2.9%, Dominion Resources ( D), down 0.7% and Dominion Resources ( DCUA), down 0.6%. A company within the sector that increased today was Public Service Enterprise Group ( PEG), up 1.0%.

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

3. Eversource Energy ( NU) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Eversource Energy is down $0.57 (-1.1%) to $52.04 on light volume. Thus far, 227,882 shares of Eversource Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.81-$52.55 after having opened the day at $52.52 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.61.

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Northeast Utilities, a public utility company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the energy delivery business. The company is involved in generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity; and distribution of natural gas. Eversource Energy has a market cap of $16.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 1.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Eversource Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Eversource Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, revenue growth, solid stock price performance and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows low profit margins. Get the full Eversource Energy Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, EQT ( EQT) is down $3.02 (-3.6%) to $80.41 on light volume. Thus far, 489,884 shares of EQT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $80.18-$83.19 after having opened the day at $82.79 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $83.43.

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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 $12.4 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are up 10.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate EQT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 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, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins 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 EQT Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Exelon ( EXC) is down $0.67 (-1.9%) to $33.82 on average volume. Thus far, 2.5 million shares of Exelon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $33.74-$34.62 after having opened the day at $34.57 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $34.49.

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Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, is engaged in the energy generation business in the United States. It operates through nine segments: Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, New England, New York, ERCOT, Other Regions, ComEd, PECO, and BGE. Exelon has a market cap of $29.9 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 7.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Exelon a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Exelon as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year and reasonable valuation levels. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Exelon 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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