Shares of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/200060694/composite BRK.B +0.10% slumped 0.40% to $279.36 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.12% falling 0.20% to 3,783.28 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.10% falling 0.14% to 30,273.87. The stock's fall snapped a two-day winning streak. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. Cl B closed $82.74 below its 52-week high ($362.10), which the company reached on March 29th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Honeywell International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/205583690/composite HON +0.78% fell 0.21% to $177.81, 3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM +0.79% fell 0.39% to $115.17, and General Electric Co. /zigman2/quotes/208495069/composite GE +1.90% fell 0.15% to $67.44. Trading volume (3.3 M) remained 706,379 below its 50-day average volume of 4.1 M.