Shares of Ross Stores Inc. ROST inched 0.87% higher to $112.02 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 1.34% to 3,768.47 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 1.11% to 30,924.14. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Ross Stores Inc. closed $11.88 short of its 52-week high ($123.90), which the company achieved on February 24th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as TJX Cos. TJX fell 1.74% to $62.55, Gap Inc. GPS fell 1.44% to $25.38, and Overstock.com Inc. OSTK fell 4.66% to $61.38. Trading volume (4.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.7 M.