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Vulcan Materials Co. stock outperforms competitors on strong trading day

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Vulcan Materials Co. VMC, +3.25% rose 3.40% to $176.28 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive 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. The stock's rise snapped a four-day losing streak. Vulcan Materials Co. closed $17.89 below its 52-week high ($194.17), which the company reached on May 10th.

The stock outperformed some of its competitors Thursday, as CRH PLC ADR CRH, +1.03% rose 1.79% to $47.19, Holcim Ltd. ADR HCMLY, +0.55% rose 0.63% to $9.57, and Masco Corp. MAS, +1.25% rose 3.08% to $58.56. Trading volume (664,237) remained 147,873 below its 50-day average volume of 812,110.

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