Shares of PPG Industries Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202418877/composite PPG -0.11% advanced 1.78% to $156.99 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.07% rising 1.45% to 4,587.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.60% rising 0.86% to 35,768.06. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. PPG Industries Inc. closed $25.98 short of its 52-week high ($182.97), which the company achieved 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 +2.56% rose 2.49% to $286.62, BASF SE ADR /zigman2/quotes/202868418/composite BASFY -6.06% rose 0.82% to $19.73, and Owens Corning /zigman2/quotes/202113551/composite OC -0.27% rose 3.07% to $93.47. Trading volume (1.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.3 M.