Shares of F5 Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209237881/composite FFIV -0.18% rallied 3.94% to $168.27 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.19% rising 1.84% to 4,176.82 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.71% rising 1.33% to 33,248.28. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. F5 Inc. closed $80.73 short of its 52-week high ($249.00), which the company achieved on December 29th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Cisco Systems Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209509471/composite CSCO +0.39% rose 1.24% to $45.79, Juniper Networks Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207361368/composite JNPR +0.21% rose 1.37% to $31.17, and Radware Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/201355321/composite RDWR -0.47% rose 2.97% to $25.31. Trading volume (248,238) remained 328,024 below its 50-day average volume of 576,262.