Shares of Walmart Inc.
inched 0.16% higher to $139.90 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.09% to 4,180.17 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.67% to 34,043.49. Walmart Inc. closed $13.76 short of its 52-week high ($153.66), which the company reached on December 1st.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Amazon.com Inc.
rose 0.96% to $3,340.88, Costco Wholesale Corp.
rose 0.54% to $373.28, and Target Corp.
rose 0.21% to $206.01. Trading volume (7.7 M) remained 2.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 9.9 M.