All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 68 points (-0.4%) at 17,730 as of Monday, Nov. 30, 2015, 11:50 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,462 issues advancing vs. 1,508 declining with 167 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently is unchanged today versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.3%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), down 2.5%, Huaneng Power International ( HNP), down 1.1% and Praxair ( PX), down 0.7%. Top gainers within the sector include NRG Energy ( NRG), up 3.1%, Calpine ( CPN), up 1.2%, EQT ( EQT), up 1.1% and American Electric Power ( AEP), up 0.5%.

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

3. Energy Company of Minas Gerais ( CIG) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Energy Company of Minas Gerais is down $0.13 (-7.0%) to $1.73 on average volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of Energy Company of Minas Gerais exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $1.73-$1.81 after having opened the day at $1.80 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $1.86.

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Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais S.A., through its subsidiaries, engages in the generation, transformation, transmission, distribution, and sale of electric energy primarily in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Energy Company of Minas Gerais has a market cap of $2.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 62.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Energy Company of Minas Gerais a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 1 rates it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Energy Company of Minas Gerais as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its feeble growth in its earnings per share, deteriorating net income, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow and generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself. Get the full Energy Company of Minas Gerais Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, Western Gas Equity Partners ( WGP) is down $0.97 (-2.3%) to $41.28 on light volume. Thus far, 70,066 shares of Western Gas Equity Partners exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 251,200 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $41.12-$42.16 after having opened the day at $42.15 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $42.25.

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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 $9.5 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 29.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 6 analysts that 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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1. As of noon trading, TransCanada ( TRP) is down $0.19 (-0.6%) to $31.69 on light volume. Thus far, 385,058 shares of TransCanada exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $31.67-$31.98 after having opened the day at $31.98 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $31.88.

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TransCanada Corporation operates as an energy infrastructure company in North America. The company operates in three segments: Natural Gas Pipelines, Liquids Pipelines, and Energy. TransCanada has a market cap of $22.9 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 35.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate TransCanada a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TransCanada as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including generally higher debt management risk, disappointing return on equity and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. Get the full TransCanada 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).