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Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Virgin Galactic Holdings Inc. SPCE, +1.56% 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 COMP, -0.05% rising 1.73% to 14,823.43 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.43% 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. LUV, +0.18% rose 0.51% to $51.51, Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL, -0.37% rose 0.41% to $41.20, and Ryanair Holdings PLC ADR RYAAY, -2.23% 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.

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