Shares of Waste Management Inc.
inched 0.35% higher to $155.61 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around favorable trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.76% to 3,960.28 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 1.17% to 32,246.55. This was the stock’s fourth consecutive day of gains. Waste Management Inc. closed $20.37 short of its 52-week high ($175.98), which the company reached on August 18th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Ecolab Inc.
fell 0.29% to $158.77 and Republic Services Inc.
rose 0.58% to $133.57. Trading volume (2.0 M) eclipsed its 50-day average volume of 1.8 M.