Shares of Jack Henry & Associates Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201857446/composite JKHY +0.35% inched 0.53% higher to $170.81 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.26% falling 0.16% to 4,473.75 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.46% falling 0.18% to 34,751.32. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Jack Henry & Associates Inc. closed $9.17 below its 52-week high ($179.98), which the company achieved on August 18th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203884665/composite BR +1.23% fell 0.58% to $168.66, Fidelity National Information Services Inc. /zigman2/quotes/207166559/composite FIS +1.37% rose 0.24% to $125.40, and Fiserv Inc. /zigman2/quotes/204817680/composite FISV -0.81% rose 0.18% to $108.55. Trading volume (312,750) remained 41,086 below its 50-day average volume of 353,836.