Shares of Moody's Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202808835/composite MCO -1.85% inched 0.01% higher to $382.53 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.37% falling 0.77% to 4,458.58 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.43% falling 0.78% to 34,607.72. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Moody's Corp. closed $6.28 short of its 52-week high ($388.81), which the company achieved on August 6th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as S&P Global Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208931849/composite SPGI -2.33% fell 0.25% to $450.24, MSCI Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202905332/composite MSCI -1.20% fell 0.30% to $650.87, and Morningstar Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209325896/composite MORN +1.12% fell 1.09% to $278.38. Trading volume (353,622) remained 167,599 below its 50-day average volume of 521,221.