Shares of Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings LH inched 0.44% higher to $238.26 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX rising 0.47% to 3,934.83 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA rising 0.09% to 31,458.40. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings closed $1.24 short of its 52-week high ($239.50), which the company reached on February 11th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Friday, as IDEXX Laboratories Inc. IDXX rose 2.95% to $544.08, Quest Diagnostics Inc. DGX rose 0.77% to $126.02, and Qiagen N.V. QGEN rose 2.06% to $56.02. Trading volume (890,099) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 684,633.