Shares of Southern Co. SO rallied 1.64% to $58.35 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. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Southern Co. closed $8.80 below its 52-week high ($67.16), 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, Dominion Energy Inc. D rose 2.74% to $69.86, and Duke Energy Corp. DUK rose 2.39% to $88.53. Trading volume (4.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.6 M.