Shares of Nielsen Holdings PLC /zigman2/quotes/204674663/composite NLSN -1.62% rallied 2.66% to $21.65 Monday, 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 -1.89% falling 0.00% to 4,682.80 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.30% falling 0.04% to 36,087.45. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Nielsen Holdings PLC closed $6.77 below its 52-week high ($28.42), which the company reached on May 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Monday, as Gartner Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205782082/composite IT -1.31% rose 0.49% to $333.66, comScore Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202855400/composite SCOR -2.97% fell 1.63% to $3.63, and Alliance Data Systems Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205162001/composite ADS -1.42% fell 0.15% to $79.92. Trading volume (3.5 M) remained 225,226 below its 50-day average volume of 3.7 M.