Shares of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings LH advanced 1.43% to $239.91 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.48% to 3,811.15 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 1.50% to 30,932.37. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings closed $12.54 below its 52-week high ($252.45), which the company reached on February 17th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as IDEXX Laboratories Inc. IDXX rose 0.36% to $520.17, Quest Diagnostics Inc. DGX rose 0.84% to $115.59, and Qiagen N.V. QGEN fell 0.68% to $50.00. Trading volume (1.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 729,591.