Shares of Amazon.com Inc. (NAS:AMZN) advanced 1.59% to $3,446.57 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 0.98% to 4,596.42 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 0.68% to 35,730.48. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Amazon.com Inc. closed $326.51 below its 52-week high ($3,773.08), which the company reached on July 13th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as eBay Inc. (NAS:EBAY) fell 6.76% to $72.41, Alphabet Inc. Cl A (NAS:GOOGL) fell 0.25% to $2,916.98, and Walmart Inc. (NYS:WMT) rose 0.62% to $148.45. Trading volume (4.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.8 M.