Shares of Exelon Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205982254/composite EXC -0.25% rallied 1.01% to $50.10 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.04% rising 0.28% to 4,536.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.33% rising 0.37% to 35,443.82. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Exelon Corp. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $49.68, which the company reached on September 1st.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as NextEra Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200558509/composite NEE +0.21% rose 1.34% to $86.48, Dominion Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206853976/composite D +0.99% rose 0.69% to $78.89, and Xcel Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200626850/composite XEL +0.27% rose 0.82% to $70.32. Trading volume (5.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.8 M.