Shares of Alliance Data Systems Corp.
rallied 2.59% to $98.99 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. Alliance Data Systems Corp. closed $29.17 short of its 52-week high ($128.16), which the company reached on June 2nd.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Fidelity National Information Services Inc.
rose 4.20% to $121.68, Fiserv Inc.
rose 3.30% to $107.78, and Global Payments Inc.
rose 1.62% to $154.97. Trading volume (332,539) remained 280,138 below its 50-day average volume of 612,677.