Shares of Dover Corp. DOV advanced 3.26% to $162.51 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable 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 third consecutive day of gains. Dover Corp. closed $13.95 short of its 52-week high ($176.46), which the company reached on September 9th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Danaher Corp. DHR rose 1.54% to $300.43, Illinois Tool Works Inc. ITW rose 3.10% to $221.43, and General Electric Co. GE rose 0.37% to $102.74. Trading volume (657,936) remained 75,883 below its 50-day average volume of 733,819.