Shares of Campbell Soup Co. /zigman2/quotes/202107764/composite CPB +1.13% slipped 1.09% to $43.52 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.37% falling 0.16% to 4,473.75 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.43% falling 0.18% to 34,751.32. Campbell Soup Co. closed $10.25 short of its 52-week high ($53.77), which the company reached on January 27th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Unilever PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/204685760/composite UL +0.55% fell 0.76% to $54.54, Mondelez International Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/201769764/composite MDLZ +0.84% rose 0.33% to $60.71, and McCormick & Co. Inc. Com. Vtg. /zigman2/quotes/203694994/composite MKC.V +0.78% rose 0.35% to $85.81. Trading volume (3.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.8 M.