Shares of F5 Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209237881/composite FFIV -0.30% inched 0.57% higher to $173.22 Tuesday, 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 -0.12% rising 0.48% to 4,175.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.06% rising 0.20% to 33,128.79. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. F5 Inc. closed $75.78 below its 52-week high ($249.00), which the company achieved on December 29th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Cisco Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite CSCO -0.36% rose 0.12% to $49.92, Juniper Networks Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207361368/composite JNPR +0.53% rose 0.19% to $32.30, and Radware Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/201355321/composite RDWR -0.84% fell 2.92% to $28.63. Trading volume (677,044) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 554,336.