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Costco Wholesale Corp. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Costco Wholesale Corp. COST, +0.58% rose 1.20% to $450.66 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.37% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.43% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Costco Wholesale Corp. closed $19.83 short of its 52-week high ($470.49), which the company achieved on September 27th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Walmart Inc. WMT, +0.91% rose 1.08% to $139.87, Target Corp. TGT, -0.14% rose 2.26% to $242.09, and Dollar General Corp. DG, +0.67% rose 1.62% to $212.80. Trading volume (1.4 M) remained 284,125 below its 50-day average volume of 1.7 M.

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