Shares of Automatic Data Processing Inc. (NAS:ADP) 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 (S&P:SPX) rising 0.18% to 4,574.79 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) 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 (NYS:ACN) fell 0.03% to $356.34, Intuit Inc. (NAS:INTU) rose 1.00% to $608.61, and Paychex Inc. (NAS:PAYX) rose 0.28% to $123.53. Trading volume (1.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.