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 lower today:

3. PG&E ( PCG) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, PG&E is down $0.58 (-0.9%) to $64.44 on light volume. Thus far, 682,183 shares of PG&E exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $64.32-$64.96 after having opened the day at $64.96 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $65.02.

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PG&E Corporation, through its subsidiary, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, transmits, delivers, and sells electricity and natural gas to residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customers primarily in northern and central California. PG&E has a market cap of $31.8 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 22.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 9 analysts that rate PG&E a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates PG&E as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income, solid stock price performance and growth in earnings per share. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had somewhat disappointing return on equity. Get the full PG&E Ratings Report now.

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2. As of noon trading, PPL ( PPL) is down $0.32 (-0.8%) to $37.38 on light volume. Thus far, 1.2 million shares of PPL exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.25-$37.69 after having opened the day at $37.65 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.70.

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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 $25.1 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 10.5% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate PPL a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 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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1. As of noon trading, NextEra Energy ( NEE) is down $0.82 (-0.6%) to $128.99 on light volume. Thus far, 397,191 shares of NextEra Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 1.9 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $128.63-$129.80 after having opened the day at $129.30 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $129.81.

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NextEra Energy, Inc., through its subsidiaries, generates, transmits, and distributes electric energy in the United States and Canada. The company generates electricity from gas, oil, solar, coal, petroleum coke, nuclear, and wind sources. NextEra Energy has a market cap of $59.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 24.9% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 11 analysts that rate NextEra Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates NextEra Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full NextEra 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).