Shares of Nasdaq Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205547889/composite NDAQ +0.48% rallied 1.05% to $177.88 Friday, 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 -0.08% rising 0.75% to 4,352.34 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.15% rising 0.44% to 34,786.35. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Nasdaq Inc. closed $2.65 short of its 52-week high ($180.53), which the company achieved on June 17th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. ADR /zigman2/quotes/201215503/composite HKXCY +1.79% fell 0.67% to $59.13, CME Group Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/210449693/composite CME -1.15% fell 0.32% to $213.52, and Deutsche Boerse AG ADR /zigman2/quotes/203431168/composite DBOEY +3.51% rose 0.86% to $17.50. Trading volume (945,319) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 741,586.