Two out of the three major indices are trading lower today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 6 points (0.0%) at 17,753 as of Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015, 11:55 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,244 issues advancing vs. 1,682 declining with 165 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.6% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.1%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include SolarCity ( SCTY), down 8.4%, ONEOK ( OKE), down 4.1%, Western Gas Equity Partners ( WGP), down 3.4%, TransCanada ( TRP), down 2.3% and Praxair ( PX), down 1.1%. Top gainers within the sector include Korea Electric Power ( KEP), up 0.9%, Duke Energy Corporation ( DUK), up 0.8%, Southern ( SO), up 0.6% and Xcel Energy ( XEL), up 0.6%.

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

3. Calpine ( CPN) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Calpine is down $0.35 (-2.4%) to $14.40 on light volume. Thus far, 815,119 shares of Calpine exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $14.40-$14.86 after having opened the day at $14.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $14.75.

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Calpine Corporation, a wholesale power generation company, owns and operates natural gas-fired and geothermal power plants in North America. It operates natural gas-fired combustion turbines and renewable geothermal conventional steam turbines. Calpine has a market cap of $5.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 33.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Calpine a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Calpine as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full Calpine Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, NRG Energy ( NRG) is down $0.42 (-3.1%) to $13.16 on average volume. Thus far, 3.3 million shares of NRG Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.2 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $13.16-$13.74 after having opened the day at $13.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $13.58.

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NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a power company. NRG Energy has a market cap of $4.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 49.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate NRG Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NRG Energy as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including unimpressive growth in net income, poor profit margins and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full NRG Energy Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, EQT ( EQT) is down $2.94 (-4.4%) to $63.76 on light volume. Thus far, 335,919 shares of EQT exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $63.31-$66.69 after having opened the day at $66.68 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $66.70.

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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 $10.2 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 11.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate EQT a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates EQT 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 and expanding profit margins. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself, disappointing return on equity and weak operating cash flow. Get the full EQT 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).