Shares of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp.
rose 2.41% to $77.45 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive 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. Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp. closed $5.28 short of its 52-week high ($82.73), which the company achieved on December 17th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Accenture PLC Cl A
rose 2.68% to $339.04, International Business Machines Corp.
rose 1.87% to $143.39, and Infosys Ltd. ADR
rose 0.26% to $22.71. Trading volume (2.3 M) remained 246,804 below its 50-day average volume of 2.5 M.