Shares of PPG Industries Inc.
rallied 2.72% to $158.88 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. This was the stock's eighth consecutive day of gains. PPG Industries Inc. closed $24.09 below its 52-week high ($182.97), which the company reached on June 7th.
The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as Sherwin-Williams Co.
rose 0.79% to $292.22, BASF SE ADR
rose 0.26% to $18.94, and Owens Corning
rose 1.66% to $91.09. Trading volume (1.6 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.1 M.