Shares of Corning Inc. /zigman2/quotes/200045496/composite GLW -0.60% inched 0.52% higher to $38.84 Thursday, 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 -0.11% falling 0.16% to 4,473.75 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.21% falling 0.18% to 34,751.32. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Corning Inc. closed $7.98 short of its 52-week high ($46.82), which the company achieved on April 26th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201150432/composite TMO +0.58% fell 0.45% to $560.44, 3M Co. /zigman2/quotes/205029460/composite MMM -0.72% fell 0.83% to $182.66, and TE Connectivity Ltd. /zigman2/quotes/205324491/composite TEL -0.74% fell 0.83% to $143.79. Trading volume (4.4 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 3.8 M.