Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205162001/composite ADS +0.93% advanced 2.07% to $99.00 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.75% falling 0.16% to 4,473.75 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% falling 0.18% to 34,751.32. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Alliance Data Systems Corp. closed $29.16 short of its 52-week high ($128.16), which the company achieved on June 2nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Fidelity National Information Services Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207166559/composite FIS +2.56% rose 0.24% to $125.40, Fiserv Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204817680/composite FISV +1.87% rose 0.18% to $108.55, and Global Payments Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201234787/composite GPN +3.62% fell 0.89% to $163.99. Trading volume (848,136) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 668,895.