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Packaging Corp. of America stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Packaging Corp. of America PKG, +2.02% 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 SPX, +0.37% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.43% 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. IP, +2.82% rose 0.96% to $55.81, WestRock Co. WRK, +1.60% fell 1.08% to $49.32, and Graphic Packaging Holding Co. GPK, +2.04% rose 1.49% to $19.69. Trading volume (627,516) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 574,573.

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