Shares of Moody's Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202808835/composite MCO -1.85% advanced 1.77% to $376.92 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 +0.37% rising 1.21% to 4,448.98 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.43% rising 1.48% to 34,764.82. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Moody's Corp. closed $11.89 below its 52-week high ($388.81), which the company achieved on August 6th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as S&P Global Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208931849/composite SPGI -2.33% rose 1.35% to $451.67, MSCI Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202905332/composite MSCI -1.20% rose 1.31% to $653.58, and Morningstar Inc. /zigman2/quotes/209325896/composite MORN +1.12% rose 1.87% to $277.53. Trading volume (485,348) remained 42,251 below its 50-day average volume of 527,599.