Shares of Exelon Corp. EXC rallied 2.14% to $50.13 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Exelon Corp. closed $0.86 below its 52-week high ($50.99), which the company reached on September 13th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as NextEra Energy Inc. NEE rose 1.58% to $81.46, Dominion Energy Inc. D rose 0.38% to $73.65, and Xcel Energy Inc. XEL rose 1.62% to $65.43. Trading volume (6.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 4.9 M.