Shares of Advance Auto Parts Inc. AAP inched 0.17% higher to $158.22 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.13% to 3,668.10 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.23% to 29,999.26. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Advance Auto Parts Inc. closed $12.28 short of its 52-week high ($170.50), which the company achieved on August 18th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as O'Reilly Automotive Inc. ORLY rose 0.45% to $446.00, AutoZone Inc. AZO rose 0.10% to $1,137.85, and Genuine Parts Co. GPC fell 0.93% to $97.04. Trading volume (822,625) remained 62,220 below its 50-day average volume of 884,845.