Shares of Southern Co. SO slid 0.31% to $57.41 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 losses. Southern Co. closed $11.15 below its 52-week high ($68.56), which the company reached on March 5th.
Despite its losses, 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 Duke Energy Corp. DUK fell 0.93% to $86.46.true Trading volume (4.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.6 M.