Shares of Automatic Data Processing Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207661132/composite ADP -2.03% inched 0.15% higher to $218.07 Monday, 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 -2.27% rising 0.47% to 4,566.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -2.53% rising 0.18% to 35,741.15. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Automatic Data Processing Inc. closed $0.69 below its 52-week high ($218.76), which the company reached on October 22nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as Accenture PLC Cl A /zigman2/quotes/201711136/composite ACN -2.42% rose 0.75% to $356.44, Intuit Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203136605/composite INTU -2.50% rose 1.99% to $602.56, and Paychex Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202030365/composite PAYX -2.10% fell 0.48% to $123.18. Trading volume (856,912) remained 515,852 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.