Shares of Corning Inc. GLW rose 2.59% to $37.28 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 1.09% to 3,871.74 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 1.08% to 31,055.86. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Corning Inc. closed $1.56 below its 52-week high ($38.84), which the company achieved on January 20th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. TMO fell 2.25% to $488.96, 3M Co. MMM rose 0.92% to $177.10, and TE Connectivity Ltd. TEL rose 0.16% to $128.89. Trading volume (3.6 M) remained 405,575 below its 50-day average volume of 4.0 M.