Shares of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings LH advanced 1.07% to $229.20 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.20% to 31,437.80 and the S&P 500 Index SPX falling 0.03% to 3,909.88. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings closed $8.68 below its 52-week high ($237.88), which the company achieved on February 1st.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as IDEXX Laboratories Inc. IDXX rose 2.28% to $516.54, Quest Diagnostics Inc. DGX rose 1.45% to $123.55, and Qiagen N.V. QGEN rose 1.74% to $55.00. Trading volume (647,592) remained 12,117 below its 50-day average volume of 659,709.