Shares of Walmart Inc.
inched 0.32% higher to $140.61 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.36% to 4,185.47 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.48% to 34,200.67. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of gains. Walmart Inc. closed $13.05 below its 52-week high ($153.66), which the company achieved on December 1st.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Amazon.com Inc.
rose 0.60% to $3,399.44, Costco Wholesale Corp.
rose 0.52% to $370.72, and Target Corp.
rose 1.36% to $208.55. Trading volume (8.8 M) remained 955,129 below its 50-day average volume of 9.8 M.