Shares of Genuine Parts Co. /zigman2/quotes/204247574/composite GPC -1.32% rose 3.43% to $129.87 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.91% rising 1.42% to 4,577.10 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.26% rising 1.82% to 34,639.79. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Genuine Parts Co. closed $9.24 short of its 52-week high ($139.11), which the company reached on November 22nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as O'Reilly Automotive Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207206119/composite ORLY +0.64% rose 3.24% to $657.35, Advance Auto Parts Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202065737/composite AAP +0.08% rose 4.83% to $228.76, and LKQ Corp. /zigman2/quotes/210317139/composite LKQ -0.48% rose 2.39% to $57.42. Trading volume (979,112) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 547,510.