Shares of Ball Corp. shed 0.88% to $94.22 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index (S&P:SPX) rising 0.34% to 4,704.54 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DOW:DJIA) falling 0.17% to 35,870.95. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Ball Corp. closed $4.66 short of its 52-week high ($98.88), which the company achieved on November 20th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Boeing Co. (NYS:BA) rose 0.28% to $227.25, Northrop Grumman Corp. (NYS:NOC) fell 0.72% to $351.42, and Crown Holdings Inc. (NYS:CCK) fell 0.81% to $110.26. Trading volume (1.6 M) remained 156,152 below its 50-day average volume of 1.7 M.