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WestRock Co. stock underperforms Tuesday when compared to competitors despite daily gains

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of WestRock Co. WRK, +1.39% inched 0.80% higher to $57.83 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around mixed trading session for the stock market, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.45% rising 0.06% to 34,133.03 and the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.68% falling 0.67% to 4,164.66. This was the stock's second consecutive day of gains. WestRock Co. hit a new 52-week high, surpassing its previous peak of $57.72, which the company reached on May 3rd.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as International Paper Co. IP, +2.64% rose 2.44% to $60.38, Packaging Corp. of America PKG, +1.15% rose 1.61% to $151.88, and Mondi PLC ADR MONDY, +0.33% fell 1.25% to $54.98. Trading volume (2.1 M) remained 159,025 below its 50-day average volume of 2.3 M.

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