Shares of Corning Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200045496/composite GLW +0.69% inched 0.57% higher to $38.83 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.75% falling 0.77% to 4,458.58 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% falling 0.78% to 34,607.72. The stock's rise snapped a two-day losing streak. Corning Inc. closed $7.99 short of its 52-week high ($46.82), which the company reached on April 26th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO +0.87% rose 0.56% to $571.96, 3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM +0.90% fell 0.65% to $184.55, and TE Connectivity Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/205324491/composite TEL +0.27% fell 0.25% to $145.40. Trading volume (4.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.7 M.