Shares of Celanese Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205151277/composite CE -2.29% slid 1.85% to $164.99 Thursday, 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 -1.45% falling 1.10% to 4,482.73 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.65% falling 0.89% to 34,715.39. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Celanese Corp. closed $11.51 short of its 52-week high ($176.50), which the company achieved on January 5th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Exxon Mobil Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204455864/composite XOM -0.48% rose 0.22% to $73.27, Eastman Chemical Co. /zigman2/quotes/200039202/composite EMN -1.64% fell 4.19% to $122.17, and Westlake Chemical Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204882520/composite WLK -1.95% fell 3.65% to $101.49. Trading volume (513,348) remained 136,976 below its 50-day average volume of 650,324.