Shares of Campbell Soup Co. /zigman2/quotes/202107764/composite CPB -0.80% advanced 1.48% to $44.00 Wednesday, 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 +0.75% rising 0.85% to 4,480.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% rising 0.68% to 34,814.39. Campbell Soup Co. closed $9.77 below its 52-week high ($53.77), which the company reached on January 27th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Unilever PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/204685760/composite UL -0.34% fell 0.74% to $54.96, Mondelez International Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/201769764/composite MDLZ -0.79% rose 0.27% to $60.51, and McCormick & Co. Inc. Com. Vtg. /zigman2/quotes/203694994/composite MKC.V -0.49% rose 0.25% to $85.51. Trading volume (3.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.9 M.