Shares of NRG Energy Inc. NRG rose 2.84% to $39.85 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.95% to 3,841.94 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.85% to 31,496.30. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. NRG Energy Inc. closed $3.69 short of its 52-week high ($43.54), which the company achieved on February 2nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as NextEra Energy Inc. NEE fell 0.83% to $70.70, Duke Energy Corp. DUK rose 2.39% to $88.53, and Southern Co. SO rose 1.64% to $58.35. Trading volume (3.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.0 M.