Shares of Exelon Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205982254/composite EXC 0.00% inched 0.73% higher to $49.38 Wednesday, 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 +0.03% rising 0.95% to 4,395.64 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.28% rising 1.00% to 34,258.32. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Exelon Corp. closed $1.61 below its 52-week high ($50.99), which the company reached on September 13th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as NextEra Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200558509/composite NEE +0.30% fell 0.02% to $81.90, Dominion Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206853976/composite D +1.08% rose 0.44% to $74.84, and Xcel Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200626850/composite XEL +0.27% fell 0.16% to $63.19. Trading volume (4.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 4.5 M.