Waste Management Inc. stock rises Thursday, still underperforms market

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.

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