Shares of Ansys Inc. ANSS rallied 3.33% to $359.40 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Ansys Inc. closed $53.79 below its 52-week high ($413.19), which the company achieved on February 16th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Autodesk Inc. ADSK rose 2.02% to $289.17, Dassault Systemes SE ADR DASTY rose 1.15% to $53.18, and General Dynamics Corp. GD rose 0.86% to $205.14. Trading volume (217,069) remained 62,205 below its 50-day average volume of 279,274.