Shares of Automatic Data Processing Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207661132/composite ADP +0.43% inched 0.41% higher to $202.22 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.61% rising 0.15% to 4,455.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.49% rising 0.10% to 34,798.00. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Automatic Data Processing Inc. closed $14.93 below its 52-week high ($217.15), which the company achieved on August 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Accenture PLC Cl A /zigman2/quotes/201711136/composite ACN +1.91% fell 1.10% to $339.23, Intuit Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203136605/composite INTU +1.22% rose 0.10% to $577.92, and Paychex Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202030365/composite PAYX +0.40% fell 0.30% to $109.98. Trading volume (884,142) remained 620,454 below its 50-day average volume of 1.5 M.