Shares of Square Inc. Cl A
rallied 1.93% to $247.41 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index
rising 1.73% to 14,823.43 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Square Inc. Cl A closed $41.82 short of its 52-week high ($289.23), which the company reached on August 5th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as PayPal Holdings Inc.
rose 3.94% to $266.45, Fiserv Inc.
rose 3.30% to $107.78, and Global Payments Inc.
rose 1.62% to $154.97. Trading volume (6.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 6.6 M.