The Utilities sector (XLU) showed little movement while the S&P 500 gained 0.7% during trading today.

While being down today, the ETF, as a proxy for sector performance, tracked closer to the overall market today than over the past month. Entering today's trading, XLU was down 0.9% over the last thirty trading days while the S&P 500 was down 3.4%.

EnerNOC (ENOC) was a major gainer in the sector, rising 4% (+37 cents) to close at $9.60 with 435,738 shares moving. The stock traded in a range of $9.06 to $9.60.

Inergy Midstream (NRGM) was a major loser in the sector, falling 2.9% (-67 cents) to close at $22.62 with 40,726 shares moving. The stock traded between $22.29 and $23.67.

Targa Resources (TRGP) rose 1.7% to close at $44.20, cross its 50-day moving average of $43.83 and 200-day moving average of $43.96. CPFL Energia (CPL) declined 1.2% to close at $23.36, moving below its 50-day moving average of $23.50 and 200-day moving average of $26.44.

Crosstex Energy (XTXI) rose 3.8% to close at $12.88, approaching its 50-day moving average of $13.54. It has also moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $13.74. Cheniere Energy (ED) fell 1.4% to close at $14.31, moving closer to its 50-day moving average of $13.96. Also, the stock moved closer to its 200-day moving average of $60.69.

Companhia de Saneamento Basico (SBS) hit a new 52-week high today, reaching $91.06 to top the previous high of $89.47.