Shares of Vulcan Materials Co.
inched 0.94% higher to $172.02 Friday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.23% to 32,803.47 and the S&P 500 Index
falling 0.16% to 4,145.19. This was the stock’s third consecutive day of gains. Vulcan Materials Co. closed $41.63 short of its 52-week high ($213.65), which the company achieved on January 4th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Friday, as CRH PLC ADR
fell 0.21% to $38.87, Holcim Ltd. ADR
remained unchanged, and Masco Corp.
fell 0.32% to $52.72. Trading volume (1.1 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 722,434.