Shares of H&R Block Inc. HRB inched 0.59% higher to $22.09 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.36% to 4,185.47 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.48% to 34,200.67. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. H&R Block Inc. closed $0.90 short of its 52-week high ($22.99), which the company achieved on April 9th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Intuit Inc. INTU fell 0.42% to $415.82, Automatic Data Processing Inc. ADP rose 0.55% to $192.94, and Western Union Co. WU rose 0.50% to $25.89. Trading volume (1.2 M) remained 989,295 below its 50-day average volume of 2.2 M.