Shares of Gartner Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205782082/composite IT -0.59% inched 0.03% higher to $335.11 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.54% rising 0.34% to 4,704.54 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.02% falling 0.17% to 35,870.95. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Gartner Inc. closed $33.89 short of its 52-week high ($369.00), which the company achieved on November 2nd.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Nielsen Holdings PLC /zigman2/quotes/204674663/composite NLSN -2.64% fell 3.38% to $21.17 and Forrester Research Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207174958/composite FORR -1.97% fell 0.95% to $57.52. Trading volume (296,877) remained 193,931 below its 50-day average volume of 490,808.