Shares of IQVIA Holdings Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208640480/composite IQV +1.00% rose 1.36% to $259.75 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.37% rising 0.95% to 4,395.64 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.43% rising 1.00% to 34,258.32. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. IQVIA Holdings Inc. closed $5.59 below its 52-week high ($265.34), which the company achieved on September 2nd.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO +2.28% rose 1.61% to $606.63, Charles River Laboratories International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203944031/composite CRL +2.16% rose 1.45% to $446.34, and Icon PLC /zigman2/quotes/203151261/composite ICLR -0.45% rose 1.64% to $274.39. Trading volume (541,961) remained 137,181 below its 50-day average volume of 679,142.