Shares of Target Corp.
inched 0.37% higher to $257.01 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.20% to 4,367.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.07% to 34,823.35. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Target Corp. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $256.43, which the company reached on July 21st.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Walmart Inc.
rose 0.07% to $141.27, Costco Wholesale Corp.
rose 0.61% to $417.54, and Dollar General Corp.
rose 0.61% to $225.59. Trading volume (2.5 M) remained 904,766 below its 50-day average volume of 3.4 M.