Shares of Facebook Inc. Cl A FB rallied 1.59% to $320.02 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index COMP rising 0.37% to 13,632.84 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.93% to 34,548.53. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Facebook Inc. Cl A closed $11.79 below its 52-week high ($331.81), which the company reached on April 29th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Microsoft Corp. MSFT rose 1.32% to $249.73, Alphabet Inc. Cl A GOOGL rose 0.98% to $2,337.35, and Twitter Inc. TWTR rose 0.47% to $53.81. Trading volume (18.9 M) remained 1.6 million below its 50-day average volume of 20.5 M.