Shares of NRG Energy Inc. NRG, -0.30% slipped 0.30% to $39.71 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +1.61% rising 1.61% to 4,462.21 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +1.45% rising 1.45% to 34,911.20. The stock’s fall snapped a two-day winning streak. NRG Energy Inc. closed $6.39 short of its 52-week high ($46.10), which the company reached on August 26th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as NextEra Energy Inc. NEE, +0.15% rose 0.15% to $81.83, Duke Energy Corp. DUK, +0.20% rose 0.20% to $114.47, and Southern Co. SO, +0.58% rose 0.58% to $76.27. Trading volume (2.1 M) remained 643,293 below its 50-day average volume of 2.7 M.