Shares of CenterPoint Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206368471/composite CNP +2.17% advanced 1.80% to $26.63 Wednesday, 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 +1.39% rising 0.37% to 4,536.19 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.79% rising 0.43% to 35,609.34. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. CenterPoint Energy Inc. closed $0.57 below its 52-week high ($27.20), which the company achieved on August 16th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Dominion Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206853976/composite D +2.99% rose 1.82% to $76.59, Sempra /zigman2/quotes/206074517/composite SRE +2.63% rose 1.42% to $131.28, and Atmos Energy Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204989507/composite ATO +1.16% rose 1.77% to $94.52. Trading volume (2.4 M) remained 3.3 million below its 50-day average volume of 5.7 M.