Shares of MarketAxess Holdings Inc. MKTX rose 2.23% to $546.14 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.68% to 3,557.54 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.75% to 29,263.48. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. MarketAxess Holdings Inc. closed $60.31 short of its 52-week high ($606.45), which the company achieved on November 9th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as CME Group Inc. Cl A CME rose 0.93% to $167.47, Intercontinental Exchange Inc. ICE rose 0.16% to $101.06, and Nasdaq Inc. NDAQ rose 1.26% to $126.33. Trading volume (347,658) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 233,034.