Shares of Vulcan Materials Co. /zigman2/quotes/203479463/composite VMC +0.37% inched 0.14% higher to $177.93 Monday, 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 +0.75% rising 0.23% to 4,468.73 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% rising 0.76% to 34,869.63. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. Vulcan Materials Co. closed $16.24 short of its 52-week high ($194.17), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Monday, as CRH PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/202550827/composite CRH +0.68% rose 1.29% to $51.98, Holcim Ltd. ADR /zigman2/quotes/208737698/delayed HCMLY +0.21% rose 0.87% to $10.45, and Masco Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202412472/composite MAS +1.21% rose 0.54% to $59.86. Trading volume (863,240) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 686,260.