Shares of Altria Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208895754/composite MO +0.99% inched 0.82% higher to $42.99 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.08% falling 1.18% to 4,513.04 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.56% falling 1.34% to 34,022.04. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Altria Group Inc. closed $9.60 short of its 52-week high ($52.59), which the company reached on March 26th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as Philip Morris International Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201611010/composite PM +1.25% rose 1.08% to $86.87, British American Tobacco PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/210207837/composite BTI +1.82% rose 0.21% to $33.72, and Imperial Brands PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/206232937/delayed IMBBY +0.98% rose 0.14% to $20.78. Trading volume (8.3 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 7.3 M.