Shares of Activision Blizzard Inc.
rose 1.14% to $76.11 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Activision Blizzard Inc. closed $28.42 short of its 52-week high ($104.53), which the company reached on February 16th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Microsoft Corp.
rose 2.17% to $302.75. Trading volume (5.5 M) remained 2.8 million below its 50-day average volume of 8.2 M.