All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 230 points (-1.3%) at 17,680 as of Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 442 issues advancing vs. 2,580 declining with 96 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is down 1.3%. A company within the sector that increased today was Exelon ( EXC), up 2.6%. A company within the sector that fell today was Huaneng Power International ( HNP), up 2.2%.

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

3. PG&E ( PCG) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, PG&E is up $0.29 (0.6%) to $52.22 on average volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of PG&E exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $51.62-$52.41 after having opened the day at $51.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $51.93.

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PG&E Corporation, through its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, transmits, delivers, and sells electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers primarily in northern and central California. PG&E has a market cap of $26.3 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 2.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts who rate PG&E a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PG&E as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full PG&E Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Southern ( SO) is up $0.43 (1.0%) to $44.02 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Southern exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $43.38-$44.18 after having opened the day at $43.48 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $43.59.

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The Southern Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a public electric utility company. Southern has a market cap of $41.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 11.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there is 1 analyst who rates Southern a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 10 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Southern as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, growth in earnings per share and increase in net income. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Southern Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK) is up $0.72 (1.1%) to $68.48 on average volume. Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Duke Energy Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $67.33-$68.87 after having opened the day at $67.60 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $67.76.

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Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Power. Duke Energy Corporation has a market cap of $49.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 18.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 7 analysts who rate Duke Energy Corporation a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Duke Energy Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had lackluster performance in the stock itself. Get the full Duke Energy Corporation 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).