Shares of FirstEnergy Corp. FE inched 0.66% higher to $34.86 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.06% to 3,913.10 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.71% to 32,627.97. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. FirstEnergy Corp. closed $11.50 below its 52-week high ($46.36), which the company achieved on April 17th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as NextEra Energy Inc. NEE fell 0.41% to $70.84, Dominion Energy Inc. D fell 0.20% to $73.35, and Southern Co. SO fell 1.16% to $59.70. Trading volume (9.5 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 4.7 M.