Shares of FirstEnergy Corp. FE inched 0.97% higher to $33.22 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around grim 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. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. FirstEnergy Corp. closed $15.05 below its 52-week high ($48.27), which the company reached on March 5th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as NextEra Energy Inc. NEE fell 1.70% to $71.29, Dominion Energy Inc. D fell 1.38% to $68.00, and Southern Co. SO fell 0.31% to $57.41. Trading volume (5.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 4.7 M.