Shares of Vulcan Materials Co. /zigman2/quotes/203479463/composite VMC +0.37% slid 1.40% to $172.53 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +0.75% falling 0.16% to 4,473.75 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.09% falling 0.18% to 34,751.32. This was the stock's third consecutive day of losses. Vulcan Materials Co. closed $21.64 below its 52-week high ($194.17), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as CRH PLC ADR /zigman2/quotes/202550827/composite CRH +0.68% fell 0.46% to $51.72, Holcim Ltd. ADR /zigman2/quotes/208737698/composite HCMLY +0.21% fell 1.27% to $10.27, and Masco Corp. /zigman2/quotes/202412472/composite MAS +1.21% fell 0.56% to $58.14. Trading volume (916,592) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 690,495.