Shares of Ball Corp. /zigman2/quotes/209031515/composite BLL -2.44% inched 0.29% higher to $91.28 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -1.89% falling 0.35% to 4,685.25 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -1.30% falling 0.31% to 36,319.98. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Ball Corp. closed $7.60 short of its 52-week high ($98.88), which the company reached on November 20th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as Boeing Co. /zigman2/quotes/208579720/composite BA -4.09% fell 0.85% to $220.79, Northrop Grumman Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205518355/composite NOC +0.35% rose 0.34% to $364.52, and Crown Holdings Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202459264/composite CCK -2.67% rose 0.63% to $106.79. Trading volume (1.3 M) remained 525,543 below its 50-day average volume of 1.8 M.