All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 236 points (1.3%) at 17,713 as of Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, 11:45 AM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,794 issues advancing vs. 1,100 declining with 180 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.4% versus the S&P 500, which is up 1.2%. A company within the sector that fell today was Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras ( EBR.B), up 7.1%. Top gainers within the sector include DTE Energy ( DTE), up 2.0%, WEC Energy Group ( WEC), up 1.9%, Edison International ( EIX), up 1.9%, Entergy ( ETR), up 1.9% and Consolidated Edison ( ED), up 1.7%.

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

3. Targa Resources ( TRGP) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Targa Resources is down $3.76 (-10.4%) to $32.26 on heavy volume. Thus far, 958,842 shares of Targa Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $32.00-$35.99 after having opened the day at $35.62 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $36.02.

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Targa Resources Corp., through its general and limited partner interests in Targa Resources Partners LP, provides midstream natural gas and natural gas liquid (NGL) services in the United States. The company operates in two divisions, Gathering and Processing, and Logistics and Marketing. Targa Resources has a market cap of $2.1 billion and is part of the energy industry. Shares are down 66.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Targa Resources a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Targa Resources as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels 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 Targa Resources Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, ONEOK ( OKE) is down $1.18 (-4.4%) to $25.61 on heavy volume. Thus far, 1.9 million shares of ONEOK exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $24.70-$26.90 after having opened the day at $26.63 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.79.

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ONEOK, Inc., through its general partner interests in ONEOK Partners, L.P., engages in the gathering, processing, storage, and transportation of natural gas in the United States. ONEOK has a market cap of $5.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 46.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate ONEOK a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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1. As of noon trading, NRG Energy ( NRG) is down $1.46 (-13.3%) to $9.52 on heavy volume. Thus far, 9.0 million shares of NRG Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 7.5 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $9.35-$10.95 after having opened the day at $10.94 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $10.97.

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NRG Energy, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, operates as a power company. NRG Energy has a market cap of $3.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 59.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. 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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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).