All three major indices are trading down today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 95 points (-0.5%) at 18,476 as of Monday, July 25, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 974 issues advancing vs. 1,919 declining with 171 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.7% versus the S&P 500, which is down 0.6%. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Energy Company of Minas Gerais ( CIG), down 5.1%, Targa Resources ( TRGP), down 3.0%, Huaneng Power International ( HNP), down 2.3%, EQT ( EQT), down 2.0% and Western Gas Equity Partners ( WGP), down 1.8%.

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

3. NRG Yield ( NYLD) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector higher today. As of noon trading, NRG Yield is up $0.69 (4.0%) to $18.16 on heavy volume. Thus far, 608,566 shares of NRG Yield exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 663,700 shares. The stock has ranged in price between $17.46-$18.31 after having opened the day at $17.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $17.47.

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NRG Yield, Inc., through its subsidiaries, acquires, owns, and operates contracted renewable and conventional generation, and thermal infrastructure assets in the United States. NRG Yield has a market cap of $3.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 18.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 3 analysts who rate NRG Yield a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NRG Yield as a sell. Among the areas we feel are negative, one of the most important has been very high debt management risk by most measures. Get the full NRG Yield Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, TerraForm Power ( TERP) is up $0.50 (4.0%) to $13.00 on heavy volume. Thus far, 2.0 million shares of TerraForm Power exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $12.84-$13.25 after having opened the day at $13.06 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $12.50.

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TerraForm Power, Inc. owns and operates solar and wind generation assets serving utility, commercial, and residential customers. TerraForm Power has a market cap of $1.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 0.6% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts who rate TerraForm Power a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 3 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates TerraForm Power as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its deteriorating net income and generally high debt management risk. Get the full TerraForm Power Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, SolarCity ( SCTY) is up $0.57 (2.1%) to $27.02 on average volume. Thus far, 2.7 million shares of SolarCity exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 6.3 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $26.85-$27.48 after having opened the day at $27.07 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $26.45.

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SolarCity Corporation designs, manufactures, installs, monitors, maintains, leases, and sells solar energy systems to government, residential, and commercial customers in the United States. SolarCity has a market cap of $2.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are down 48.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 5 analysts who rate SolarCity a buy, 1 analyst rates it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates SolarCity as a sell. The company's weaknesses can be seen in multiple areas, such as its generally high debt management risk, poor profit margins, weak operating cash flow, generally disappointing historical performance in the stock itself and feeble growth in its earnings per share. Get the full SolarCity 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).