Shares of F5 Inc. (NAS:FFIV) advanced 1.64% to $153.27 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 1.46% to 3,789.99 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) rising 1.00% to 30,668.53. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. F5 Inc. closed $95.73 short of its 52-week high ($249.00), which the company achieved on December 29th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Cisco Systems Inc. (NAS:CSCO) rose 2.07% to $43.80, Juniper Networks Inc. (NYS:JNPR) rose 0.92% to $28.58, and Radware Ltd. (NAS:RDWR) rose 0.75% to $21.54. Trading volume (359,539) remained 213,304 below its 50-day average volume of 572,843.