Shares of Exelon Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205982254/composite EXC -0.15% rose 1.72% to $50.36 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.04% falling 0.13% to 4,514.07 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.37% falling 0.20% to 35,031.07. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Exelon Corp. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $50.34, which the company achieved on September 2nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as NextEra Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200558509/composite NEE +0.21% rose 1.66% to $86.44, Dominion Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206853976/composite D +1.16% rose 1.73% to $77.84, and Xcel Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200626850/composite XEL +0.33% rose 2.08% to $69.31. Trading volume (5.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.9 M.