Shares of Brown-Forman Corp. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/209253695/composite BF.B +2.09% rose 1.50% to $69.55 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +2.47% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.76% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Brown-Forman Corp. Cl B closed $12.69 short of its 52-week high ($82.24), which the company reached on November 25th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Diageo PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/208129584/composite DEO +0.91% rose 1.12% to $199.41, Pernod Ricard S.A. ADR fell 0.31% to $46.06, and Constellation Brands Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/207737284/composite STZ +0.79% rose 0.57% to $220.37. Trading volume (655,178) remained 223,459 below its 50-day average volume of 878,637.