Shares of Linde PLC /zigman2/quotes/207314668/composite LIN +0.11% inched 0.36% higher to $306.06 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 +0.32% rising 0.95% to 4,395.64 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.02% rising 1.00% to 34,258.32. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Linde PLC closed $10.97 below 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 Wednesday, as Air Products & Chemicals Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201523430/composite APD -0.06% rose 0.21% to $257.94, DuPont de Nemours Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203606582/composite DD -1.49% rose 1.37% to $68.27, and Dow Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203121064/composite DOW -1.35% rose 1.39% to $56.30. Trading volume (1.3 M) remained 57,233 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.