Shares of Automatic Data Processing Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207661132/composite ADP -2.03% inched 0.33% higher to $218.80 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -2.27% rising 0.18% to 4,574.79 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -2.53% rising 0.04% to 35,756.88. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Automatic Data Processing Inc. closed $0.46 below its 52-week high ($219.26), which the company achieved on October 25th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Accenture PLC Cl A /zigman2/quotes/201711136/composite ACN -2.42% fell 0.03% to $356.34, Intuit Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203136605/composite INTU -2.50% rose 1.00% to $608.61, and Paychex Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202030365/composite PAYX -2.10% rose 0.28% to $123.53. Trading volume (1.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.