Shares of Xcel Energy Inc.
inched 0.31% higher to $71.84 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.06% to 34,133.03 and the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.67% to 4,164.66. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Xcel Energy Inc. closed $4.60 short of its 52-week high ($76.44), which the company achieved on November 9th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Duke Energy Corp.
rose 0.07% to $100.78, WEC Energy Group Inc.
fell 0.14% to $97.86, and DTE Energy Co.
rose 0.14% to $140.63. Trading volume (3.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.4 M.