Shares of Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW -1.45% advanced 2.01% to $57.43 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX -0.11% rising 1.21% to 4,448.98 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +0.21% rising 1.48% to 34,764.82. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Dow Inc. closed $13.95 short of its 52-week high ($71.38), which the company reached on May 18th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Linde PLC /zigman2/quotes/207314668/composite LIN +0.91% rose 1.41% to $310.37, Air Products & Chemicals Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201523430/composite APD -0.91% rose 0.96% to $260.41, and DuPont de Nemours Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203606582/composite DD -0.18% rose 0.92% to $68.90. Trading volume (7.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 4.5 M.