Shares of VeriSign Inc.
rallied 1.48% to $233.53 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable 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. VeriSign Inc. closed $1.03 short of its 52-week high ($234.56), which the company reached on July 12th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Verizon Communications Inc.
remained unchanged, AT&T Inc.
rose 0.39% to $28.01, and International Business Machines Corp.
fell 0.42% to $140.71. Trading volume (549,993) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 510,552.