Shares of Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203884665/composite BR +0.96% advanced 2.42% to $168.07 Thursday, 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 -0.11% rising 1.21% to 4,448.98 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.21% rising 1.48% to 34,764.82. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. closed $9.09 short of its 52-week high ($177.16), which the company achieved on August 16th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Automatic Data Processing Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207661132/composite ADP +1.42% rose 1.55% to $201.39, Fiserv Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204817680/composite FISV +0.02% rose 1.43% to $110.24, and Paychex Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202030365/composite PAYX +1.14% rose 0.86% to $110.31. Trading volume (482,860) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 398,792.