AES Corp. stock outperforms market on strong trading day

Shares of AES Corp. AES, +2.36% rallied 2.36% to $23.38 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +1.05% rising 1.05% to 4,345.72 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.92% rising 0.92% to 34,314.67. AES Corp. closed $5.69 below its 52-week high ($29.07), which the company reached on February 16th.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Dominion Energy Inc. D, -0.78% fell 0.78% to $72.78, Duke Energy Corp. DUK, -0.59% fell 0.59% to $100.17, and American Electric Power Co. Inc. AEP, -0.02% fell 0.02% to $83.02. Trading volume (5.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 5.0 M.