Shares of Atmos Energy Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204989507/composite ATO -0.26% rallied 2.47% to $94.90 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.15% falling 0.14% to 4,697.96 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.38% falling 0.75% to 35,601.98. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Atmos Energy Corp. closed $10.09 short of its 52-week high ($104.99), which the company achieved on April 21st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as ONEOK Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205201756/composite OKE +0.44% fell 3.41% to $61.38, CenterPoint Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206368471/composite CNP +0.07% rose 0.49% to $26.55, and NiSource Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208795963/composite NI +0.70% rose 0.40% to $25.22. Trading volume (3.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 765,444.