Shares of Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW -1.45% rallied 1.39% to $56.30 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.11% rising 0.95% to 4,395.64 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.21% rising 1.00% to 34,258.32. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Dow Inc. closed $15.08 short of its 52-week high ($71.38), which the company achieved on May 18th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Wednesday, as Linde PLC /zigman2/quotes/207314668/composite LIN +0.91% rose 0.36% to $306.06, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201523430/composite APD -0.91% rose 0.21% to $257.94, and DuPont de Nemours Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203606582/composite DD -0.18% rose 1.37% to $68.27. Trading volume (6.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 4.4 M.