Shares of Xcel Energy Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200626850/composite XEL -1.05% inched 0.06% higher to $68.22 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.01% falling 1.89% to 4,397.94 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.03% falling 1.30% to 34,265.37. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Xcel Energy Inc. closed $4.72 short of its 52-week high ($72.94), which the company reached on May 11th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Duke Energy Corp. /zigman2/quotes/201480230/composite DUK +0.81% rose 0.65% to $102.98, WEC Energy Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207419035/composite WEC +0.66% rose 0.33% to $96.99, and DTE Energy Co. /zigman2/quotes/205073403/composite DTE -0.08% rose 0.08% to $118.46. Trading volume (4.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.0 M.