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Oct. 21, 2021, 4:34 p.m. EDT

Automatic Data Processing Inc. stock outperforms market on strong trading day

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Shares of Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NAS:ADP) inched 0.78% higher to $214.71 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 0.30% to 4,549.78 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.02% to 35,603.08. Automatic Data Processing Inc. closed $2.44 short of its 52-week high ($217.15), which the company reached on August 10th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Accenture PLC Cl A (NYS:ACN) rose 0.38% to $347.12, Intuit Inc. (NAS:INTU) rose 1.37% to $578.35, and Paychex Inc. (NAS:PAYX) rose 0.40% to $122.38. Trading volume (930,802) remained 444,993 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.

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