Shares of Southwest Airlines Co. LUV, +0.02% inched 0.10% higher to $49.60 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around great trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, -0.05% rising 0.28% to 4,536.95 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.16% rising 0.37% to 35,443.82. Southwest Airlines Co. closed $15.15 below its 52-week high ($64.75), which the company achieved on April 14th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as Delta Air Lines Inc. DAL, +0.54% rose 1.04% to $40.82, United Airlines Holdings Inc. UAL, +0.77% rose 1.23% to $46.76, and American Airlines Group Inc. AAL, +0.35% rose 0.61% to $19.76. Trading volume (5.0 M) remained 2.5 million below its 50-day average volume of 7.4 M.
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