Waste Management Inc. stock underperforms Thursday when compared to competitors despite daily gains – MarketWatch

Shares of Waste Management Inc. WM, +0.45% inched 0.45% higher to $167.82 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around rough trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.09% falling 0.09% to 4,076.57 and Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.56% falling 0.56% to 34,395.01. This was the stock’s 11th consecutive day of gains. Waste Management Inc. closed $8.16 short of its 52-week high ($175.98), which the company achieved on August 18th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Ecolab Inc. ECL, +1.41% rose 1.41% to $151.94 and Republic Services Inc. RSG, +0.33% rose 0.33% to $139.75. Trading volume (1.8 M) remained 7,864 below its 50-day average volume of 1.8 M.
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Sales of food and sundries climbed by double digits, while, non-food categories were largely lower, hurt by products like electronics and jewelry.

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