Editor's Note: Any reference to TheStreet Ratings and its underlying recommendation does not reflect the opinion of TheStreet, Inc. or any of its contributors including Jim Cramer. All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 97 points (-0.5%) at 17,802 as of Monday, June 15, 2015, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,032 issues advancing vs. 1,944 declining with 177 unchanged. The Utilities sector currently sits up 1.0% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.5%. Top gainers within the sector include Niska Gas Storage Partners ( NKA), up 177.9%, and Dominion Resources ( DCUB), up 0.6%. A company within the sector that fell today was Huaneng Power International ( HNP), up 3.1%. TheStreet would like to highlight 3 stocks pushing the sector higher today: 3. NiSource ( NI) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, NiSource is up $0.36 (0.8%) to $46.32 on average volume. Thus far, 1.0 million shares of NiSource exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $45.70-$46.38 after having opened the day at $46.00 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.96. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE. NiSource Inc., an energy holding company, provides natural gas, electricity, and other products and services in the United States. It operates through three segments: Gas Distribution Operations, Columbia Pipeline Group Operations, and Electric Operations. NiSource has a market cap of $14.7 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 8.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate NiSource a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates NiSource as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, good cash flow from operations and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full NiSource Ratings Report now. EXCLUSIVE OFFER: See inside Jim Cramer's multi-million dollar charitable trust portfolio to see the stocks he thinks could be potential winners. Click here to see his holdings for 14-days FREE.