Xcel Energy Inc. stock rises Wednesday, outperforms market

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Shares of Xcel Energy Inc. XEL advanced 1.63% to $64.33 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.41% to 4,363.55 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.30% to 34,416.99. Xcel Energy Inc. closed $12.11 below its 52-week high ($76.44), which the company achieved on November 9th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Duke Energy Corp. DUK rose 1.68% to $101.85, WEC Energy…