Shares of Xcel Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200626850/composite XEL -0.67% advanced 2.41% to $65.54 Monday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.79% rising 2.59% to 3,678.43 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.40% rising 2.66% to 29,490.89. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Xcel Energy Inc. closed $12.12 short of its 52-week high ($77.66), which the company achieved on September 12th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as Duke Energy Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201480230/composite DUK -0.39% rose 2.48% to $95.33, WEC Energy Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207419035/composite WEC -1.88% rose 3.54% to $92.60, and DTE Energy Co. /zigman2/quotes/205073403/composite DTE -0.87% rose 1.63% to $116.93. Trading volume (2.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.6 M.