Shares of Automatic Data Processing Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207661132/composite ADP -0.43% rallied 1.55% to $201.39 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.34% rising 1.21% to 4,448.98 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.41% rising 1.48% to 34,764.82. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Automatic Data Processing Inc. closed $15.76 short of its 52-week high ($217.15), which the company achieved on August 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Accenture PLC Cl A /zigman2/quotes/201711136/composite ACN -1.02% rose 2.49% to $343.00, Intuit Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203136605/composite INTU -0.17% rose 2.59% to $577.37, and Paychex Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202030365/composite PAYX +0.08% rose 0.86% to $110.31. Trading volume (1.0 M) remained 472,913 below its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.