Shares of Celanese Corp. /zigman2/quotes/205151277/composite CE +1.86% inched 0.27% higher to $160.07 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around poor trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +2.14% falling 0.54% to 4,326.51 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.40% falling 0.02% to 34,160.78. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Celanese Corp. closed $16.43 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 +1.17% rose 1.28% to $75.12, Eastman Chemical Co. /zigman2/quotes/200039202/composite EMN +1.47% fell 0.48% to $118.54, and Westlake Chemical Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204882520/composite WLK +2.06% rose 2.95% to $99.27. Trading volume (907,852) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 628,326.