Shares of Campbell Soup Co. /zigman2/quotes/202107764/composite CPB +1.53% rose 1.13% to $41.28 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.42% rising 0.37% to 4,536.19 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.82% rising 0.43% to 35,609.34. The stock's rise snapped a seven-day losing streak. Campbell Soup Co. closed $12.49 short of its 52-week high ($53.77), which the company achieved on January 27th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Unilever PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/204685760/composite UL +1.64% rose 0.55% to $52.80, Mondelez International Inc. Cl A /zigman2/quotes/201769764/composite MDLZ +1.54% rose 0.84% to $60.29, and McCormick & Co. Inc. Com. Vtg. /zigman2/quotes/203694994/composite MKC.V +0.29% rose 0.78% to $80.50. Trading volume (1.6 M) remained 1.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 2.9 M.