Shares of Martin Marietta Materials Inc.
rallied 4.09% to $363.26 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Martin Marietta Materials Inc. closed $28.50 below its 52-week high ($391.76), which the company reached on August 11th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as CRH PLC ADR
rose 1.79% to $47.19, Vulcan Materials Co.
rose 3.40% to $176.28, and Occidental Petroleum Corp.
fell 0.90% to $31.99. Trading volume (290,196) remained 14,550 below its 50-day average volume of 304,746.