All three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading up 151 points (0.9%) at 17,857 as of Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,944 issues advancing vs. 983 declining with 158 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.1% versus the S&P 500, which is up 0.7%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Exelon ( EXC), down 0.8%, and NextEra Energy ( NEE), down 0.7%.

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

3. Public Service Enterprise Group ( PEG) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Public Service Enterprise Group is down $1.59 (-3.5%) to $43.41 on heavy volume. Thus far, 5.4 million shares of Public Service Enterprise Group exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $42.77-$44.14 after having opened the day at $43.87 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $45.00.

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Public Service Enterprise Group Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company primarily in the Northeastern and Mid- Atlantic United States. Public Service Enterprise Group has a market cap of $22.5 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 16.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Public Service Enterprise Group a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Consolidated Edison ( ED) is down $0.50 (-0.7%) to $71.64 on light volume. Thus far, 713,255 shares of Consolidated Edison exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $71.40-$72.05 after having opened the day at $71.97 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $72.14.

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Consolidated Edison, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in regulated electric, gas, and steam delivery businesses in the United States. Consolidated Edison has a market cap of $21.1 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 12.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are no analysts that rate Consolidated Edison a buy, 3 analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Consolidated Edison as a buy. Among the primary strengths of the company is its 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 Consolidated Edison Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, PPL ( PPL) is down $0.22 (-0.6%) to $37.84 on light volume. Thus far, 1.3 million shares of PPL exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 4.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.66-$38.10 after having opened the day at $37.83 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $38.06.

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PPL Corporation, a utility company, delivers electricity and natural gas in the United States and the United Kingdom. PPL has a market cap of $25.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 11.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate PPL a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 4 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PPL as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins 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 PPL 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).