Shares of Sempra /zigman2/quotes/206074517/composite SRE +1.09% inched 0.72% higher to $136.16 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +2.47% falling 0.10% to 4,696.05 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.76% falling 0.47% to 36,236.47. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Sempra closed $8.77 below its 52-week high ($144.93), which the company reached on June 15th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as NextEra Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200558509/composite NEE +3.77% fell 4.41% to $85.77, Dominion Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/206853976/composite D +0.69% fell 0.19% to $79.06, and PG&E Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202583141/composite PCG +2.83% fell 0.34% to $11.82. Trading volume (1.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.