Shares of PulteGroup Inc. (NYS:PHM) inched 0.16% higher to $43.99 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) falling 2.38% to 4,017.82 and Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 1.94% to 32,272.79. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. PulteGroup Inc. closed $14.10 below its 52-week high ($58.09), which the company reached on January 13th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as D.R. Horton Inc. (NYS:DHI) rose 0.62% to $73.45, Lennar Corp. Cl B (NYS:LEN.B) fell 0.76% to $65.70, and Toll Brothers Inc. (NYS:TOL) rose 0.41% to $49.46. Trading volume (1.7 M) remained 1.2 million below its 50-day average volume of 2.9 M.