Shares of Walmart Inc.
sank 0.15% to $135.62 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 1.18% to 4,019.87 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.52% to 33,153.21. Walmart Inc. closed $18.04 below its 52-week high ($153.66), which the company reached on December 1st.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Amazon.com Inc.
rose 2.16% to $3,161.00, Costco Wholesale Corp.
rose 0.70% to $354.94, and Target Corp.
rose 1.34% to $200.72. Trading volume (8.5 M) remained 1.3 million below its 50-day average volume of 9.8 M.