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Vulcan Materials Co. stock falls Wednesday, underperforms market

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Vulcan Materials Co. VMC, -1.48% shed 0.43% to $174.98 Wednesday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.15% rising 0.85% to 4,480.70 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.10% rising 0.68% to 34,814.39. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Vulcan Materials Co. closed $19.19 below its 52-week high ($194.17), which the company achieved on May 10th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Wednesday, as CRH PLC ADR CRH, -1.76% rose 0.27% to $51.96, Holcim Ltd. ADR HCMLY, -0.81% fell 0.64% to $10.40, and Masco Corp. MAS, -1.04% fell 0.83% to $58.47. Trading volume (1.2 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 683,762.

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