Shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc.
inched 0.50% higher to $24.06 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the NASDAQ Composite Index
rising 1.73% to 14,823.43 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. closed $38.74 short of its 52-week high ($62.80), which the company reached on February 4th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Southwest Airlines Co.
rose 0.51% to $51.51, Delta Air Lines Inc.
rose 0.41% to $41.20, and Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR
rose 3.62% to $116.97. Trading volume (10.3 M) remained 4.5 million below its 50-day average volume of 14.8 M.