Shares of Campbell Soup Co. (NYS:CPB) 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 (S&P:SPX) rising 0.28% to 4,536.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) 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 (NYS:UL) fell 2.07% to $54.86, Mondelez International Inc. Cl A (NAS:MDLZ) fell 0.66% to $61.92, and McCormick & Co. Inc. Com. Vtg. (NYS:MKC.V) rose 0.40% to $88.00. Trading volume (4.9 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.7 M.