Shares of Advance Auto Parts Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202065737/composite AAP -1.13% advanced 4.83% to $228.76 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.22% rising 1.42% to 4,577.10 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.19% rising 1.82% to 34,639.79. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Advance Auto Parts Inc. closed $14.29 short of its 52-week high ($243.05), which the company achieved on November 15th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as O'Reilly Automotive Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207206119/composite ORLY -1.73% rose 3.24% to $657.35, AutoZone Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209114484/composite AZO -2.09% rose 3.40% to $1,868.29, and Genuine Parts Co. /zigman2/quotes/204247574/composite GPC -2.46% rose 3.43% to $129.87. Trading volume (838,211) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 599,487.