Shares of Edison International /zigman2/quotes/206923834/composite EIX +1.71% advanced 2.49% to $58.95 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.84% rising 0.37% to 4,536.19 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.17% rising 0.43% to 35,609.34. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Edison International closed $7.73 below its 52-week high ($66.68), which the company reached on November 18th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as American Electric Power Co. Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209801263/composite AEP +1.27% rose 1.31% to $84.90, Xcel Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200626850/composite XEL +0.80% rose 0.99% to $65.57, and Sempra /zigman2/quotes/206074517/composite SRE +1.11% rose 1.42% to $131.28. Trading volume (1.5 M) remained 134,783 below its 50-day average volume of 1.6 M.