Shares of PPG Industries Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202418877/composite PPG -0.87% inched 0.17% higher to $157.62 Wednesday, 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 -0.91% rising 0.94% to 4,589.38 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.47% rising 0.63% to 35,629.33. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. PPG Industries Inc. closed $25.35 short of its 52-week high ($182.97), which the company reached on June 7th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Sherwin-Williams Co. /zigman2/quotes/210069062/composite SHW +2.45% rose 0.42% to $294.32, BASF SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/202868418/composite BASFY -6.61% rose 0.10% to $19.30, and Owens Corning /zigman2/quotes/202113551/composite OC -0.75% rose 1.52% to $91.38. Trading volume (2.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.2 M.