Shares of Quest Diagnostics Inc.
rose 1.04% to $142.41 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. This was the stock's third consecutive day of gains. Quest Diagnostics Inc. closed $18.15 short of its 52-week high ($160.56), which the company achieved on September 9th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings
rose 0.82% to $275.71, Qiagen N.V.
rose 0.99% to $51.81, and Sonic Healthcare Ltd. ADR
rose 1.15% to $29.42. Trading volume (1.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.2 M.