Shares of Packaging Corp. of America
rose 1.36% to $139.11 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great 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. Packaging Corp. of America closed $17.43 short of its 52-week high ($156.54), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as International Paper Co.
rose 0.96% to $55.81, WestRock Co.
fell 1.08% to $49.32, and Graphic Packaging Holding Co.
rose 1.49% to $19.69. Trading volume (627,516) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 574,573.