Shares of Linde PLC /zigman2/quotes/207314668/composite LIN +0.91% rallied 1.41% to $310.37 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive 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 third consecutive day of gains. Linde PLC closed $6.66 short of its 52-week high ($317.03), which the company achieved on September 7th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Air Products & Chemicals Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201523430/composite APD -0.91% rose 0.96% to $260.41, DuPont de Nemours Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203606582/composite DD -0.18% rose 0.92% to $68.90, and Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW -1.45% rose 2.01% to $57.43. Trading volume (1.1 M) remained 289,770 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.