Shares of Walmart Inc.
inched 0.62% higher to $140.75 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive 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. Walmart Inc. closed $12.91 below its 52-week high ($153.66), which the company achieved on December 1st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Amazon.com Inc.
fell 0.08% to $3,346.83, Costco Wholesale Corp.
fell 0.31% to $381.83, and Target Corp.
rose 0.55% to $232.94. Trading volume (8.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 7.5 M.