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Southwest Airlines Co. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Southwest Airlines Co. LUV inched 0.51% higher to $51.51 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great 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. Southwest Airlines Co. closed $13.24 short of its 52-week high ($64.75), which the company achieved on April 14th.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL rose 0.41% to $41.20, United Airlines Holdings Inc. UAL rose 0.06% to $47.91, and American Airlines Group Inc. AAL rose 0.15% to $19.64. Trading volume (6.1 M) remained 741,053 below its 50-day average volume of 6.8 M.

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