Shares of PPL Corp. PPL advanced 1.22% to $28.25 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.95% to 3,841.94 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.85% to 31,496.30. This was the stock's fifth consecutive day of gains. PPL Corp. closed $3.46 short of its 52-week high ($31.71), which the company achieved on March 6th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as NextEra Energy Inc. NEE fell 0.83% to $70.70, Duke Energy Corp. DUK rose 2.39% to $88.53, and Southern Co. SO rose 1.64% to $58.35. Trading volume (6.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 4.1 M.