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WestRock Co. stock underperforms Thursday when compared to competitors

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of WestRock Co. WRK, +0.02% shed 1.08% to $49.32 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.11% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.21% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. WestRock Co. closed $12.71 below its 52-week high ($62.03), which the company reached on May 17th.

The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as International Paper Co. IP, -0.24% rose 0.96% to $55.81, Packaging Corp. of America PKG, -0.56% rose 1.36% to $139.11, and Mondi PLC ADR MONDY, +1.75% rose 2.77% to $49.65. Trading volume (2.8 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.

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