Shares of Equifax Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208789454/composite EFX +2.28% shed 5.29% to $255.47 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.32% rising 0.30% to 4,549.78 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.68% falling 0.02% to 35,603.08. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Equifax Inc. closed $24.12 short of its 52-week high ($279.59), which the company reached on September 3rd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Fidelity National Information Services Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207166559/composite FIS -2.43% fell 0.15% to $124.43, Fiserv Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204817680/composite FISV -0.79% rose 0.05% to $110.16, and Automatic Data Processing Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207661132/composite ADP +2.73% rose 0.78% to $214.71. Trading volume (2.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 565,851.