3 Stocks Improving Performance Of The Utilities Sector

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All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 25 points (-0.1%) at 18,080 as of Tuesday, May 12, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,119 issues advancing vs. 1,860 declining with 154 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.3% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. Top gainers within the sector include Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), up 2.8%, and Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR), up 2.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Western Gas Equity Partners ( WGP), down 3.9%, Huaneng Power International ( HNP), down 2.2%, CenterPoint Energy ( CNP), down 1.9%, Praxair ( PX), down 0.9% and Dominion Resources ( DCUB), down 0.7%.

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

3. Korea Electric Power ( KEP) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Korea Electric Power is up $0.18 (0.8%) to $21.84 on light volume. Thus far, 174,244 shares of Korea Electric Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 544,000 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $21.46-$21.84 after having opened the day at $21.67 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $21.66.

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Korea Electric Power Corporation, integrated electric utility company, generates, transmits, and distributes electricity in Korea and internationally. Korea Electric Power has a market cap of $27.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 10.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. 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 attractive valuation levels, increase in stock price during the past year and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, generally higher debt management risk and poor profit margins. Get the full Korea Electric Power Ratings Report now.

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