Shares of Exelon Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205982254/composite EXC -0.27% inched 0.55% higher to $49.65 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.30% rising 1.21% to 4,448.98 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.02% rising 1.48% to 34,764.82. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Exelon Corp. closed $1.34 short of its 52-week high ($50.99), which the company achieved on September 13th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as NextEra Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200558509/composite NEE -0.13% fell 0.77% to $81.27, Dominion Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206853976/composite D +0.91% fell 0.77% to $74.26, and Xcel Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200626850/composite XEL +0.06% fell 0.46% to $62.90. Trading volume (4.1 M) remained 477,960 below its 50-day average volume of 4.6 M.