Shares of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings LH slipped 2.09% to $234.90 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 1.34% to 3,768.47 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 1.11% to 30,924.14. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings closed $17.55 below its 52-week high ($252.45), which the company achieved on February 17th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as IDEXX Laboratories Inc. IDXX fell 2.44% to $485.85, Quest Diagnostics Inc. DGX rose 0.34% to $117.28, and Qiagen N.V. QGEN fell 3.10% to $47.58. Trading volume (684,067) remained 43,991 below its 50-day average volume of 728,058.