Shares of Lowe's Cos. /zigman2/quotes/205563664/composite LOW -1.69% inched 0.73% higher to $249.50 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.01% rising 0.92% to 4,713.07 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.03% rising 0.51% to 36,252.02. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Lowe's Cos. closed $13.81 below its 52-week high ($263.31), which the company achieved on December 13th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as Home Depot Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208081807/composite HD -0.20% fell 0.20% to $386.67 and Kingfisher PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/208537455/delayed KGFHY +0.32% fell 0.03% to $9.26. Trading volume (3.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.4 M.