Shares of NiSource Inc. (NYS:NI) 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 (S&P:SPX) rising 0.37% to 4,536.19 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) 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. (NYS:DUK) rose 1.09% to $102.23, Sempra (NYS:SRE) rose 1.42% to $131.28, and Atmos Energy Corp. (NYS:ATO) rose 1.77% to $94.52. Trading volume (3.0 M) remained 369,711 below its 50-day average volume of 3.3 M.