Shares of PulteGroup Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201694804/composite PHM +0.12% advanced 2.76% to $43.61 Tuesday, 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 -0.36% rising 0.48% to 4,175.48 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.23% rising 0.20% to 33,128.79. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. PulteGroup Inc. closed $20.30 short of its 52-week high ($63.91), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Tuesday, as D.R. Horton Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202032328/composite DHI -0.13% rose 1.36% to $71.72, Lennar Corp. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/207749640/composite LEN.B -0.62% rose 1.34% to $67.26, and Toll Brothers Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201912487/composite TOL +0.78% rose 2.19% to $48.01. Trading volume (6.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 2.8 M.