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Quest Diagnostics Inc. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Quest Diagnostics Inc. DGX, -0.51% 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 SPX, -0.10% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.05% 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 LH, -0.57% rose 0.82% to $275.71, Qiagen N.V. QGEN, +0.24% rose 0.99% to $51.81, and Sonic Healthcare Ltd. ADR SKHHY, -0.57% rose 1.15% to $29.42. Trading volume (1.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.2 M.

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