Shares of H&R Block Inc. HRB slipped 1.25% to $22.12 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.16% to 33,730.89 and the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.41% to 4,124.66. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. H&R Block Inc. closed $0.87 below its 52-week high ($22.99), which the company achieved on April 9th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Intuit Inc. INTU fell 1.83% to $411.29, Automatic Data Processing Inc. ADP fell 0.40% to $191.15, and Western Union Co. WU rose 0.71% to $25.58. Trading volume (1.8 M) remained 554,775 below its 50-day average volume of 2.3 M.