Shares of Xcel Energy Inc.
advanced 1.62% to $65.43 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive 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. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Xcel Energy Inc. closed $11.01 below its 52-week high ($76.44), which the company reached on November 9th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Duke Energy Corp.
rose 0.94% to $101.65, WEC Energy Group Inc.
rose 1.03% to $89.90, and DTE Energy Co.
rose 0.96% to $115.06. Trading volume (4.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.9 M.