Shares of AT&T Inc.
rose 1.26% to $25.62 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. The stock's rise snapped a six-day losing streak. AT&T Inc. closed $8.26 short of its 52-week high ($33.88), which the company achieved on May 17th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Verizon Communications Inc.
rose 1.11% to $51.92, Walt Disney Co.
rose 0.84% to $174.41, and Comcast Corp. Cl A
rose 2.47% to $53.99. Trading volume (56.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 34.1 M.