Shares of Eversource Energy /zigman2/quotes/203789081/composite ES -0.78% rallied 2.67% to $85.30 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.08% falling 0.84% to 4,538.43 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.56% falling 0.17% to 34,580.08. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Eversource Energy closed $7.36 short of its 52-week high ($92.66), which the company reached on August 20th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Dominion Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206853976/composite D -0.73% rose 1.67% to $73.04, National Grid PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/204048449/composite NGG +0.86% rose 1.42% to $66.59, and Consolidated Edison Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207137172/composite ED -0.50% rose 2.34% to $80.53. Trading volume (1.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.