Shares of United Rentals Inc.
advanced 3.80% to $352.34 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great 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. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. United Rentals Inc. closed $16.88 short of its 52-week high ($369.22), which the company reached on September 28th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Fastenal Co.
rose 3.67% to $55.62, Oshkosh Corp.
rose 3.02% to $100.88, and Terex Corp.
rose 3.45% to $41.34. Trading volume (418,497) remained 125,374 below its 50-day average volume of 543,871.