Shares of NiSource Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208795963/composite NI +2.32% rallied 1.10% to $24.91 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 +1.52% rising 0.37% to 4,536.19 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.89% rising 0.43% to 35,609.34. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. NiSource Inc. closed $1.69 short of its 52-week high ($26.60), which the company reached on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Duke Energy Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201480230/composite DUK +1.80% rose 1.09% to $102.23, Sempra /zigman2/quotes/206074517/composite SRE +2.73% rose 1.42% to $131.28, and Atmos Energy Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204989507/composite ATO +1.39% rose 1.77% to $94.52. Trading volume (3.0 M) remained 369,711 below its 50-day average volume of 3.3 M.