Shares of Nucor Corp.
inched 0.89% higher to $101.23 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable 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. This was the stock's fourth consecutive day of gains. Nucor Corp. closed $27.58 below its 52-week high ($128.81), which the company reached on August 13th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as ArcelorMittal ADR
rose 2.90% to $31.92 and Steel Dynamics Inc.
rose 1.05% to $61.67. Trading volume (2.4 M) remained 1.1 million below its 50-day average volume of 3.5 M.