Shares of American Electric Power Co. Inc. AEP advanced 1.22% to $77.25 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 1.34% to 3,768.47 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 1.11% to 30,924.14. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. American Electric Power Co. Inc. closed $22.93 below its 52-week high ($100.18), which the company achieved on March 5th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Dominion Energy Inc. D fell 1.38% to $68.00, Duke Energy Corp. DUK fell 0.93% to $86.46, and Southern Co. SO fell 0.31% to $57.41. Trading volume (4.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.9 M.