Shares of NRG Energy Inc. NRG inched 0.10% higher to $38.75 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 1.34% to 3,768.47 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 1.11% to 30,924.14. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. NRG Energy Inc. closed $4.79 short of its 52-week high ($43.54), which the company reached on February 2nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as NextEra Energy Inc. NEE fell 1.70% to $71.29, Duke Energy Corp. DUK fell 0.93% to $86.46, and Southern Co. SO fell 0.31% to $57.41. Trading volume (3.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.0 M.