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Square Inc. Cl A stock underperforms Thursday when compared to competitors despite daily gains

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Square Inc. Cl A SQ, -4.53% 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 COMP, -0.82% rising 1.73% to 14,823.43 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.21% 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. PYPL, -1.16% rose 3.94% to $266.45, Fiserv Inc. FISV, +0.02% rose 3.30% to $107.78, and Global Payments Inc. GPN, -1.24% rose 1.62% to $154.97. Trading volume (6.7 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 6.6 M.

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