Shares of Campbell Soup Co. /zigman2/quotes/202107764/composite CPB +0.07% inched 0.33% higher to $43.02 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 +0.19% falling 0.13% to 4,514.07 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.11% falling 0.20% to 35,031.07. Campbell Soup Co. closed $10.75 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 Wednesday, as Unilever PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/204685760/composite UL -0.33% rose 0.69% to $55.42, Mondelez International Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/201769764/composite MDLZ -0.28% rose 1.37% to $60.86, and McCormick & Co. Inc. Com. Vtg. /zigman2/quotes/203694994/composite MKC.V -0.61% rose 1.12% to $87.93. Trading volume (3.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.8 M.