Shares of FirstEnergy Corp.
rallied 2.47% to $36.52 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. The stock's rise snapped a five-day losing streak. FirstEnergy Corp. closed $3.42 below its 52-week high ($39.94), which the company reached on September 2nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as NextEra Energy Inc.
rose 1.58% to $81.46, Dominion Energy Inc.
rose 0.38% to $73.65, and Southern Co.
rose 1.20% to $63.26. Trading volume (2.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.7 M.