Shares of Ross Stores Inc. ROST inched 0.99% higher to $113.13 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.95% to 3,841.94 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.85% to 31,496.30. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Ross Stores Inc. closed $10.77 short of its 52-week high ($123.90), which the company reached on February 24th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as TJX Cos. TJX rose 0.27% to $62.72, Gap Inc. GPS rose 7.60% to $27.31, and Overstock.com Inc. OSTK rose 1.84% to $62.51. Trading volume (2.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.8 M.