All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 86 points (0.5%) at 17,915 as of Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,603 issues advancing vs. 1,362 declining with 155 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.2%. Top gainers within the sector include CPFL Energy ( CPL), up 5.2%, Korea Electric Power ( KEP), up 2.1% and Praxair ( PX), up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Targa Resources ( TRGP), down 9.6%, AES Corporation ( AES), down 2.0%, FirstEnergy ( FE), down 1.6% and EQT ( EQT), down 1.9%.

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

3. Western Gas Equity Partners ( WGP) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, Western Gas Equity Partners is up $1.02 (2.4%) to $44.01 on average volume. Thus far, 97,548 shares of Western Gas Equity Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 233,900 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.60-$44.49 after having opened the day at $43.04 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.99.

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Western Gas Equity Partners, LP engages in gathering, processing, compressing, treating, and transporting natural gas, condensate, natural gas liquids, and crude oil in the United States. Western Gas Equity Partners has a market cap of $9.4 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 28.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate Western Gas Equity Partners a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Western Gas Equity Partners as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and generally high debt management risk. Get the full Western Gas Equity Partners Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Enersis ( ENI) is up $0.10 (0.7%) to $13.22 on light volume. Thus far, 269,726 shares of Enersis exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 828,500 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.04-$13.27 after having opened the day at $13.08 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.12.

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Enersis S.A., an electric utility company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Peru. It generates electricity from hydroelectric, thermal, and wind power plants. Enersis has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 18.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Enersis a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Enersis as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, notable return on equity and increase in net income. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Enersis Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Sempra Energy ( SRE) is up $1.54 (1.5%) to $103.93 on average volume. Thus far, 789,796 shares of Sempra Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $99.17-$104.70 after having opened the day at $101.20 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $102.39.

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Sempra Energy operates as an energy services holding company worldwide. The company's San Diego Gas & Electric Company segment transmits and distributes electricity and/or natural gas. Sempra Energy has a market cap of $25.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 8.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate Sempra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Sempra Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its growth in earnings per share, increase in net income, good cash flow from operations, notable return on equity and reasonable valuation levels. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Sempra Energy 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).