Shares of Vulcan Materials Co.
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
rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
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
rose 1.79% to $47.19, Holcim Ltd. ADR
rose 0.63% to $9.57, and Masco Corp.
rose 3.08% to $58.56. Trading volume (664,237) remained 147,873 below its 50-day average volume of 812,110.