Shares of Campbell Soup Co. /zigman2/quotes/202107764/composite CPB -1.75% inched 0.52% higher to $42.81 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.04% rising 0.28% to 4,536.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.30% rising 0.37% to 35,443.82. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Campbell Soup Co. closed $10.96 short of its 52-week high ($53.77), which the company reached on January 27th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Unilever PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/204685760/composite UL -0.69% fell 2.07% to $54.86, Mondelez International Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/201769764/composite MDLZ -0.46% fell 0.66% to $61.92, and McCormick & Co. Inc. Com. Vtg. /zigman2/quotes/203694994/composite MKC.V -0.52% rose 0.40% to $88.00. Trading volume (4.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.7 M.