Shares of Home Depot Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD +2.12% sank 0.36% to $405.76 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.30% falling 0.10% to 4,696.05 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.00% falling 0.47% to 36,236.47. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Home Depot Inc. closed $14.85 short of its 52-week high ($420.61), which the company achieved on December 6th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Lowe's Cos. /zigman2/quotes/205563664/composite LOW +2.73% rose 1.19% to $257.79 and Kingfisher PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/208537455/delayed KGFHY -0.79% rose 0.52% to $9.62. Trading volume (3.3 M) remained 348,598 below its 50-day average volume of 3.6 M.