Shares of PulteGroup Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201694804/composite PHM +6.54% rallied 4.12% to $42.16 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around dismal trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.06% falling 0.13% to 3,930.08 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.05% falling 0.33% to 31,730.30. The stock's rise snapped a five-day losing streak. PulteGroup Inc. closed $17.16 short of its 52-week high ($59.32), which the company achieved on May 14th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as D.R. Horton Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202032328/composite DHI +5.89% rose 4.16% to $67.56, Lennar Corp. Cl B /zigman2/quotes/207749640/composite LEN.B +5.77% rose 4.28% to $62.87, and Toll Brothers Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201912487/composite TOL +5.54% rose 4.01% to $45.92. Trading volume (2.7 M) remained 142,180 below its 50-day average volume of 2.9 M.