Shares of Eversource Energy /zigman2/quotes/203789081/composite ES -0.66% inched 0.50% higher to $83.74 Wednesday, 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 -1.84% falling 0.82% to 4,646.71 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.51% falling 0.66% to 36,079.94. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Eversource Energy closed $11.27 below its 52-week high ($95.01), which the company reached on November 11th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Dominion Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206853976/composite D -0.90% rose 1.47% to $75.68, National Grid PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/204048449/composite NGG +0.20% rose 1.39% to $65.01, and Consolidated Edison Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207137172/composite ED -1.83% rose 0.17% to $77.96. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 322,198 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.