Shares of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings LH inched 0.89% higher to $243.65 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.81% to 3,870.29 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA falling 0.46% to 31,391.52. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings closed $8.80 short of 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 Tuesday, as IDEXX Laboratories Inc. IDXX fell 1.62% to $529.47, Quest Diagnostics Inc. DGX rose 1.71% to $118.56, and Qiagen N.V. QGEN rose 0.18% to $50.45. Trading volume (776,109) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 756,995.