One out of the three major indices are trading up today with the Dow Jones Industrial Average ( ^DJI) trading down 35 points (-0.2%) at 18,458 as of Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 12:55 PM ET. The NYSE advances/declines ratio sits at 1,840 issues advancing vs. 1,054 declining with 156 unchanged.

The Utilities sector currently sits down 0.2% versus the S&P 500, which is unchanged. On the negative front, top decliners within the sector include Public Service Enterprise Group ( PEG), down 1.2%, Xcel Energy ( XEL), down 1.1%, WEC Energy Group ( WEC), down 1.0%, PG&E ( PCG), down 1.0% and PPL ( PPL), down 0.8%.

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

3. Exelon ( EXC) is one of the companies pushing the Utilities sector lower today. As of noon trading, Exelon is down $0.30 (-0.8%) to $37.20 on light volume. Thus far, 990,978 shares of Exelon exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 5.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $37.15-$37.55 after having opened the day at $37.50 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $37.50.

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Exelon Corporation, a utility services holding company, engages in the energy generation and delivery businesses in the United States and Canada. It owns electric generating facilities, such as nuclear, fossil, and hydroelectric generation facilities, as well as wind and solar facilities. Exelon has a market cap of $33.2 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 35.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 5 analysts that rate Exelon a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

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

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2. As of noon trading, Dominion Resources ( D) is down $0.73 (-0.9%) to $77.88 on light volume. Thus far, 689,011 shares of Dominion Resources exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.7 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $77.66-$78.62 after having opened the day at $78.54 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.61.

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Dominion Resources, Inc. produces and transports energy in the United States. The company operates through three segments: Dominion Virginia Power (DVP), Dominion Generation, and Dominion Energy. Dominion Resources has a market cap of $48.4 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 16.2% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 6 analysts that rate Dominion Resources a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Dominion Resources as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations 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 Dominion Resources Ratings Report now.

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1. As of noon trading, Duke Energy ( DUK) is down $0.90 (-1.0%) to $85.79 on light volume. Thus far, 904,376 shares of Duke Energy exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.1 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $85.70-$86.84 after having opened the day at $86.64 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $86.69.

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Duke Energy Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an energy company in the United States and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Regulated Utilities, International Energy, and Commercial Portfolio. Duke Energy has a market cap of $59.6 billion and is part of the utilities industry. Shares are up 21.4% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Duke Energy a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 11 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Duke Energy as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Duke 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).