Shares of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings LH rallied 3.49% to $237.21 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.17% to 3,916.38 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.02% to 31,430.70. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings closed $0.67 below its 52-week high ($237.88), which the company reached on February 1st.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as IDEXX Laboratories Inc. IDXX rose 2.31% to $528.47, Quest Diagnostics Inc. DGX rose 1.22% to $125.06, and Qiagen N.V. QGEN fell 0.20% to $54.89. Trading volume (1.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 672,667.