Shares of NRG Energy Inc. NRG slumped 0.91% to $41.58 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive 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. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. NRG Energy Inc. closed $4.52 short of its 52-week high ($46.10), which the company achieved on August 26th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as NextEra Energy Inc. NEE rose 1.58% to $81.46, Duke Energy Corp. DUK rose 0.94% to $101.65, and Southern Co. SO rose 1.20% to $63.26. Trading volume (1.7 M) remained 226,658 below its 50-day average volume of 1.9 M.