Shares of Eversource Energy /zigman2/quotes/203789081/composite ES -3.66% inched 0.83% higher to $83.08 Thursday, 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 -1.04% rising 1.42% to 4,577.10 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.38% rising 1.82% to 34,639.79. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Eversource Energy closed $9.58 short of its 52-week high ($92.66), which the company reached on August 20th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Dominion Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206853976/composite D -2.82% rose 2.31% to $71.84, National Grid PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/204048449/composite NGG -2.17% rose 1.26% to $65.66, and Consolidated Edison Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207137172/composite ED -2.34% rose 0.96% to $78.69. Trading volume (1.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.2 M.