Shares of Moody's Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202808835/composite MCO +1.15% inched 0.94% higher to $385.69 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.30% rising 0.28% to 4,536.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.02% rising 0.37% to 35,443.82. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Moody's Corp. closed $3.12 below its 52-week high ($388.81), which the company reached on August 6th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as S&P Global Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208931849/composite SPGI +1.11% rose 0.17% to $449.40, MSCI Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202905332/composite MSCI +2.10% rose 0.03% to $649.42, and Morningstar Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209325896/composite MORN +1.90% rose 0.37% to $276.41. Trading volume (401,268) remained 125,711 below its 50-day average volume of 526,979.