Shares of VeriSign Inc.
inched 0.01% higher to $221.00 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.19% to 4,247.44 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.04% to 34,479.60. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. VeriSign Inc. closed $5.18 short of its 52-week high ($226.18), which the company reached on May 25th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Verizon Communications Inc.
fell 0.02% to $57.33, AT&T Inc.
rose 0.48% to $29.32, and International Business Machines Corp.
rose 0.49% to $151.28. Trading volume (479,077) remained 31,859 below its 50-day average volume of 510,936.