Shares of Home Depot Inc.
advanced 1.71% to $344.05 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. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Home Depot Inc. closed $1.64 short of its 52-week high ($345.69), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Lowe's Cos.
rose 2.04% to $216.45 and Kingfisher PLC ADR
fell 0.44% to $9.02. Trading volume (2.8 M) remained 293,104 below its 50-day average volume of 3.1 M.