Shares of Gartner Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205782082/composite IT -2.78% inched 0.75% higher to $332.04 Friday, 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 -1.84% rising 0.72% to 4,682.85 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.51% rising 0.50% to 36,100.31. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Gartner Inc. closed $36.96 short of its 52-week high ($369.00), which the company achieved on November 2nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Nielsen Holdings PLC /zigman2/quotes/204674663/composite NLSN -2.88% rose 0.09% to $21.09 and Forrester Research Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207174958/composite FORR -2.82% fell 2.52% to $58.06. Trading volume (214,643) remained 292,162 below its 50-day average volume of 506,805.