The S&P 500 lost 0.9% while the Utilities sector (XLU) showed little movement during trading today.

The ETF, as a proxy for the sector, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLU was up 2.2% over the last thirty trading days. The S&P 500, in comparison, went up -5.8%.

Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras (EBR) was a major loser in the sector. Its price dropped 9.7% (-76 cents) to close at $7.07, as 1.7 million shares moved. The stock traded in a range of $6.94 to $7.37.

Cadiz (CDZI) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 5.3% (+41 cents) to close at $8.21 with 40,975 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $7.70 to $8.63. Over the last three months, the stock has lost $1.79 (-17.9%) from a price of $10 on February 22, 2012.

Korea Electric Power Corporation (KEP) fell 3.8% to close at $9.53, crossing its 50-day moving average of $9.78. Meanwhile, Consolidated Edison (ED) climbed 0.2% to close at $58.67, moving past its 200-day moving average of $58.57.

PAA Natural Gas Storage L.P (PNG) rose 1.3% to close at $18.02, approaching its 50-day moving average of $18.69. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $18.40.