Shares of Corning Inc. GLW inched 0.38% higher to $37.42 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.39% to 3,886.83 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.30% to 31,148.24. This was the stock's fifth consecutive day of gains. Corning Inc. closed $1.42 below its 52-week high ($38.84), which the company reached on January 20th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. TMO rose 0.74% to $492.56, 3M Co. MMM rose 1.08% to $179.01, and TE Connectivity Ltd. TEL fell 0.64% to $128.06. Trading volume (2.2 M) remained 1.8 million below its 50-day average volume of 4.1 M.