Shares of FirstEnergy Corp. FE inched 0.66% higher to $35.03 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.15% to 4,079.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.05% to 33,446.26. FirstEnergy Corp. closed $11.33 short of its 52-week high ($46.36), which the company reached on April 17th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as NextEra Energy Inc. NEE fell 0.19% to $77.41, Dominion Energy Inc. D fell 0.21% to $76.22, and Southern Co. SO fell 0.49% to $62.80. Trading volume (7.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 4.7 M.