Shares of Xcel Energy Inc.
inched 0.27% higher to $67.24 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.20% to 4,367.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.07% to 34,823.35. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Xcel Energy Inc. closed $9.20 short of its 52-week high ($76.44), which the company reached on November 9th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Duke Energy Corp.
fell 0.23% to $102.92, WEC Energy Group Inc.
rose 0.40% to $92.47, and DTE Energy Co.
fell 0.14% to $114.88. Trading volume (2.0 M) remained 540,215 below its 50-day average volume of 2.6 M.