Shares of Vulcan Materials Co. /zigman2/quotes/203479463/composite VMC -0.83% shed 0.43% to $174.98 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 +0.25% rising 0.85% to 4,480.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA -0.08% rising 0.68% to 34,814.39. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Vulcan Materials Co. closed $19.19 below its 52-week high ($194.17), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as CRH PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/202550827/composite CRH -1.83% rose 0.27% to $51.96, Holcim Ltd. ADR /zigman2/quotes/208737698/composite HCMLY -0.82% fell 0.64% to $10.40, and Masco Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202412472/composite MAS +1.00% fell 0.83% to $58.47. Trading volume (1.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 683,762.